No. 6





Tess O'Dwyer
Tess O'Dwyer won the Columbia University Translation Center 
Award for the English rendition of Giannina Braschi's collected poems EMPIRE OF DREAMS, which inaugurated the Yale Library of Literature in Translation. She also translated the 19th century social realist Chilean novel MARTIN RIVAS by Alberto Blest Gana for Oxford University Press. She is an arts management consultant in NYC where she has served leadership roles at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Americas Society, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  She holds a Masters in literature from Rutgers University, and sits on the board of the Cultural Agency Initiative of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.  She is co-editor with Doris Sommer of Harvard University of REVIEW: ART AND LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS, a Taylor & Francis publication, distributed by Routledge.  Her own short story, Ballerina of Chestnut Mountain, won first place in the national short story competition of the Hackney Literary Awards.  She lives in New York City.


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