Megan McDowell has translated many of the most important Latin American writers working today. Her translations have won the English PEN award, the Premio Valle-Inclán, and the O. Henry Prize, and have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Award, and the International Booker Prize (four times). Her short story translations have been featured in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, McSweeney’s, and Granta, among others. In 2020 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is from Richmond, KY and lives in Santiago, Chile.