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Elena
Medel

Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985 and lives in Madrid. She is the author of three poetry collections and two works of nonfiction. At 19 she founded the poetry publishing house La Belle Varsovia, one of the most prestigious in the Spanish speaking world. She is the recipient of the XXVI Loewe Prize for Young Poets, the Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award 2016 for the whole of her work, and the Francisco Umbral Prize for the Best Book of the Year 2020. The Wonders is her first novel, and will be translated into thirteen languages.

Lizzie Davis is a translator and an editor at Coffee House Press. Her recent translations include My First Bikini by Elena Medel and Ornamental by Juan Cárdenas, which was a finalist for the 2021 PEN Translation Prize.

Thomas Bunstead is a writer and translator. His recent translations include The Things We’ve Seen by Agustín Fernández Mallo, which was the recipient of a PEN Translation Award, and Water Over Stones, a co-translation with Margaret Jull Costa.

Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985 and lives in Madrid. She is the author of three poetry collections and two works of nonfiction. At 19 she founded the poetry publishing house La Belle Varsovia, one of the most prestigious in the Spanish speaking world. She is the recipient of the XXVI Loewe Prize for Young Poets, the Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award 2016 for the whole of her work, and the Francisco Umbral Prize for the Best Book of the Year 2020. The Wonders is her first novel, and will be translated into thirteen languages.

Lizzie Davis is a translator and an editor at Coffee House Press. Her recent translations include My First Bikini by Elena Medel and Ornamental by Juan Cárdenas, which was a finalist for the 2021 PEN Translation Prize.

Thomas Bunstead is a writer and translator. His recent translations include The Things We’ve Seen by Agustín Fernández Mallo, which was the recipient of a PEN Translation Award, and Water Over Stones, a co-translation with Margaret Jull Costa.

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