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George Henson

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George Henson is a lecturer of Spanish at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds a PhD in literary and translation studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. His recent translations include Sergio Pitol’s essay-memoirs The Art of Flight and The Journey (both for Deep Vellum Publishing). Other translated books include Elena Poniatowska's The Heart of the Artichoke and Luis Jorge Boone's The Cannibal Night. His translations have appeared variously in The Kenyon Review, World Literature Today, The Literary Review, Buenos Aires Review, Nagari, and Flash Fiction International, and include texts by, among others, Alberto Chimal, Andrés Neuman, Leonardo Padura, and Juan Villoro. His translation of “Death,” by Alonso Sánchez Baute, appeared in the 2012 queer issue of Words Without Borders. George is currently translating The Magician of Vienna, the third volume in Pitol’s trilogy of memory (also for Deep Vellum).

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