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Thomas Bunstead

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Thomas Bunstead

Thomas Bunstead has translated some of the leading Spanish-language writers working today, including Agustín Fernández Mallo, María Gainza and Enrique Vila-Matas, and is twice a winner of PEN Translates Awards. His own writing has appeared in publications such as Brixton Review of Books, LitHub and The Paris Review. He is a 2020-2022 Royal Literary Fellow, teaching at Swansea University.

Articles by Thomas Bunstead

The Savage Editors
By Agustín Goenaga
You have to be a savage to play this role. It’s essential.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Mexico Interrupted
By Thomas Bunstead & Sophie Hughes
There’s an obvious irony in trying to promote diverse Mexican literatures by means of a handful of texts.
Young Aurora and the Captive Child
By Dante Liano
Young Aurora, said the butcher, wasn't Miss Aurora at all.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
The Last Day on Earth
By Juan Eduardo Zúñiga
The murmuring on the far side of the barrio was neverending as the heavy machinery demolished homes.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
The Damage Done
By Thomas Bunstead
Basque writer Willy Uribe is now into his twelfth day of a hunger strike in protest against the incarceration of reformed heroin addict David Reboredo. This is the latest in a number of cases demonstrating…
from “Nanga”
By Willy Uribe
I was surprised when he was the first one who came and tried to blackmail me.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
The Heart’s Secret Moves
By Yuri Herrera
That was when Pedro went in, clamped his hand over the cop’s mouth, and got him in a neck lock.
Translated from Spanish by Thomas Bunstead