Mara Faye Lethem is a writer, a researcher, and a mother of teenagers. Winner of the inaugural 2022 Spain-USA Foundation Translation Award for Max Besora’s The Adventures and Misadventures of Joan Orpí, she was also recently awarded the 2022 Joan Baptiste Cendrós International Prize for her contributions to Catalan literature.

Her translation of Irene Solà’s When I Sing, Mountains Dance is currently longlisted for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Barrios Book in Translation Prize.

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