Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator, writer and editor. Over a period of twenty years, he has translated numerous French and Hispanic authors, among them Michel Houellebecq, Patrick Modiano, Javier Cercas and Virginie Despentes. His work has been award a number of prizes including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for “Atomised” and Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He has twice won both the Scott Moncrieff Prize for French translation and the Premio Valle Inclán for translation from the Spanish. Most recently, his translation of Jean Baptiste del Amo’s novel “Animalia" won the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize.
In 2018, he edited the anthologies Found in Translation: 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Translated for Head of Zeus. His anthology Queer: LGBT Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday, collecting more than 2,000 years of LGBTQ+ writing from around the world is published in January 2021.