Natasha Wimmer has translated six books by Roberto Bolano, including 2666 (winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction) and The Savage Detectives. She is also the translator of three books by Mario Vargas Llosa, as well as works by Gabriel Zaid, Laura Restrepo, Rodrigo Fresan, and Pedro Juan Gutierrez. She is the recipient of an NEA Translation Grant (2007), the PEN Translation Award (2008), and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). She worked previously as the Literary Editor for The American Scholar and has written reviews and criticism for The Nation, The New York Times, and The Believer, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
She teaches our translation workshop, SPA 380 / TRA 380, during the Spring.