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from the February 2007 issue: (Worth) Ten Thousand Words: A World Of Graphics

Behind Iron Bars

Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars
Behind Iron Bars


From Cuerda de Presas. Copyright © 2001 by Jorge Garcia and Fidel Martinez. Published by agreement with Astiberri ediciones. Translation copyright © 2007 by Samantha Schnee. All rights reserved.


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Translated from Spanish by Samantha Schnee

Samantha Schnee’s translation of Carmen Boullosa's Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014) was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted 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, which will be published by Deep Vellum in 2017. She is the founding editor of Words Without Borders and a trustee of English PEN, where she chairs the Writers in Translation Committee. 

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