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Samantha Schnee’s translation of Carmen Boullosa’s Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014) was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, short-listed for the PEN America Translation Prize, and won the Typographical Era Translation Award. She won the 2015 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation for her excerpt of Carmen Boullosa’s The Conspiracy of the Romantics. Her translation of Spanish author Laia Fàbregas’s Landing was published by HispaBooks in 2016. She is the founding editor of Words Without Borders and currently edits “In Other Words,” the biannual journal on the craft of translation published by Writers’ Centre Norwich. She is also a trustee of English PEN, where she chaired the Writers in Translation committee for many years. Currently she is chairing the PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant jury and serves as Secretary of the American Literary Translators Association.