LILIANA VALENZUELA is the acclaimed Spanish language translator of works by Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Denise Chávez, Nina Marie Martínez, Ana Castillo, Dagoberto Gilb, Richard Rodríguez, Rudolfo Anaya, Cristina García, Gloria Anzaldúa, and many other writers. Her translation of Sandra Cisneros's latest book, ¿Has visto a María?, will be published by Knopf in fall 2012.
The 2006 recipient of the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation and a past Director of the American Translators Association, she has translated literary works, art and photography books, museum catalogs, and web sites. An award-winning poet and essayist whose work has appeared in The Edinburgh Review, Indiana Review, Tigertail, and other journals and publications, Liliana is also a dynamic performer—she provided the voice for the audiobook edition of La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for Random House Audio. Born and raised in Mexico City, Liliana is an adopted tejana. She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Folklore from the University of Texas at Austin, where she lives and works as a reporter for ¡Ahora si!
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