Sophie Lewis

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Sophie Lewis is a literary translator and editor. Working from French and Portuguese, she has translated Natalia Borges Polesso, João Gilberto Noll, Stendhal, Jules Verne, Violette Leduc, Leïla Slimani, Noémi Lefebvre and Colette Fellous, among others. Her translations have been shortlisted for the Scott Moncrieff and Republic of Consciousness prizes, and her co-translation with Jennifer Higgins of Faces on the Tip of My Tongue by Emmanuelle Pagano (Peirene Press, 2019) was longlisted for the International Booker Prize. She co-founded the Shadow Heroes translation workshops enterprise. Her co-translation with Laura Garmeson of Sheyla Smanioto’s Desesterro (‘Out of Earth‘) will be out in 2022 with Boiler House Press. Recent edits include Fábio Zuker’s collection of reportage The Life and Death of a Minke Whale in the Amazon for Milkweed Editions, and Lucrecia Zappi’s latest novel, Thaw.