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Samantha Schnee

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Samantha Schnee

Samantha Schnee is the founding editor of Words Without Borders. Her translation of The Goddesses of Water, a collection by Mexican poet Jeannette Clariond, was published by Shearsman Books in the UK (August 2021) and World Poetry Books in the US....

Her translation of Carmen Boullosa’s penultimate novel, The Book of Anna, was published by Coffee House Press last year, and her translation of Boullosa’s Texas: The Great Theft was shortlisted for the PEN America Translation Prize. She is a trustee of English PEN, where she chaired the Writers in Translation committee from 2014–17, and she currently serves as secretary of the American Literary Translators Association. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lives in Houston, Texas.

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Articles by Samantha Schnee

A portrait of Will Forrester
Photo credit: Grace Hutchison
A black and white portrait of writer and editor Khairani Barokka holding a pen
Photo: Derrick Kakembo
Sculpture of Coyolxauhqui
Mara Faye Lethem alongside the Catalan and English covers of Learning to Talk to Plants
Portrait of writer Marta Orriols
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February 2008 Worth Ten Thousand Words A World Of Graphics Part Ii From Road Story Alberto Fuguet And Gonzalo Martinez Page Thumbnail
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February 2008 Worth Ten Thousand Words A World Of Graphics Part Ii Their Boots Were Made For Walking El Taller De La Gráfica Popular Carmen Boullosa Image 1
Figure 1. A politician from the party that now holds the presidential seat, riding the PRI dinosaur, says: "It's about time troops and police enter Oaxaca!"
February 2007 Worth Ten Thousand Words A World Of Graphics Behind Iron Bars Jorge Garcia And Fidel Martinez Page 7
A barred window in a wall of stones
Photo by Michael Jasmund on Unsplash