A translator from Spanish and Catalan, Martha Tennent currently lives between Barcelona and New York. She was the founding dean of the School of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Vic (Spain). Her publications include the edited volume Training for the New Millennium: Pedagogies for Translation and Interpreting (2005) and translations of Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring (Open Letter, 2009) and Selected Stories (Open Letter, 2011). Recent translations of hers have appeared in TWO LINES, eXchanges, PEN America, and the Review of Contemporary Fiction.
Maruxa Relaño Tennent is a Spanish-American journalist and translator based in Barcelona. As a hybrid or, as Obama would say, a "mutt," she has always had one foot in both worlds. During her eight years living in Queens, New York, she worked as a translator for The Wall Street Journal, a writer for NY1, and wrote articles for the New York Daily News, Newsday, and New York magazine, among other publications. She holds an MA in international Relations from the New School and a BA in journalism from the University of South Carolina.