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Scott Shanahan

Born in southeastern Massachusetts, now a long-time resident of New York, Scott Shanahan writes fiction, and translates from Spanish and Catalan. He holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Fordham University, from which he graduated in 2011, when he was awarded a fellowship from the Government of Spain to teach primary school in Palma de Mallorca. In 2012, he returned to New York to attend Columbia University’s graduate writing program as a fiction writer and literary translator. Until this past May, Scott was also an employee of Columbia’s Language Resource Center, where he was chief program coordinator of a tutorial program for language students. Shanahan is currently at work on an unsung collection of prose poetry by twentieth century writer Mercè Rodoreda, entitled Viatges i flors (Journeys and Blooms).

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