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Pamela Carmell received a BS in Spanish studies, an MA in Spanish literature, and an MFA in creative writing/poetry and literary translation from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She has studied in Mexico and lived in Spain. In 2008 she was awarded a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts to translate Oppiano Licario by José Lezama Lima. In 2000 she participated in Writers of the Americas, a writers’ exchange in Havana. She coedited and cotranslated the short story collection Cuba on the Edge. Her other translations include: Nancy Morejón’s With Eyes and Soul and Homing Instincts; Antonio Larreta’s The Last Portrait of the Duchess of Alba; Matilde Asensi’s The Last Cato; Belkis Cuza Malé’s Woman on the Front Lines (recipient of the Witter Bynner Poetry Award); and Manel Loureiro’s best-selling trilogy Apocalypse Z, as well as work by Manuel Puig, Luisa Valenzuela, Delmira Agustini, Miguel Mejides, Gloria Fuertes, Carmen Boullosa, and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.