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Martha Tennent

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Martha Tennent

 Martha Tennent is a translator from Catalan and Spanish. She holds bachelor's degrees in French and in English, as well as a PhD from the University of Barcelona. She worked for many years as dean and professor at the University of Vic, Barcelona, training translators and interpreters, during which time she edited the volume of essays, Training for the New Millennium: Pedagogies for translation and interpreting. She has translated a book of short stories and twelve novels (four of which were co-translations). Her shorter translations have appeared in Epiphany, Two Lines, Words Without Borders, A Public Space, World Literature Today, PEN America, and Review of Contemporary Fiction. Two of her translations (one a co-translation) were finalists for the Best Translated Book Award. In 2009 she received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Articles by Martha Tennent

Happiness
By Mercè Rodoreda
Last night, before falling asleep, she had realized winter was almost over. “No more cold,” she thought, stretching out between the sheets. As if from a limpid world, the clear sounds of the…
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
Ice Cream
By Mercè Rodoreda
“Here you are, which do you want: lemon-yellow or rose-pink?”He had bought two ice creams and with a sad look on his face was offering them to her so she could choose. The woman at the cart…
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
Afternoon at the Cinema
By Mercè Rodoreda
Sunday, 2 JuneRamon and I went to the Rialto this afternoon. We had quarreled earlier and I was almost in tears when he was buying the tickets. It was over something stupid, I know. It started like this.…
Translated from Catalan by Martha Tennent
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