Thomas Bunstead is a video editor and subtitler by trade. He lived in Madrid from 2005-8, where he worked for Real Madrid TV and met Zinedine Zidane. Back in England, and away from the footballing pantheon, he was one of a number of translators chosen to take part in the British Centre for Literary Translation's 2011 mentorship scheme, working, in his case, with Margaret Jull Costa.
He has Spanish to English translations forthcoming of work by Aixa de la Cruz, Eduardo Halfon, Luis Rafael Sánchez and Enrique Vila-Matas.
Also an author in his own right, with numerous short stories to his name, in 2011 he completed his first novel, a work of historical fiction. He also contributes to The Independent on Sunday, the Times Literary Supplement, 3ammagazine.com, the Paris Review Blog, www.readysteadybook.com, and blogs at www.throwyourlaptopdownthestairs.blogspot.com.