The translator can’t go where the writer hasn’t gone. But it feels good to bound eagerly toward a text’s limits.
Lily Meyer is a writer, critic, and translator. Her translations include Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s story collections Little Bird (2021) and Ice for Martians (2022).
Translators and Other Icons
By Lily Meyer
Writers are sexy figures. Until recently, we tended to imagine them as drunk and glamorous, Hemingway at the bar in Cuba or Frank O’Hara partying with artists ...