LILIANA VALENZUELA is the acclaimed Spanish language translator of works by Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Denise Chávez, Nina Marie Martínez, Ana Castillo, Dagoberto Gilb, Richard Rodríguez, Rudolfo Anaya, Cristina García, Gloria Anzaldúa, and many other writers.


The 2006 recipient of the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation and a past Director of the American Translators Association, she has translated literary works, art and photography books, museum catalogs, and web sites. An award-winning poet and essayist whose work has appeared in The Edinburgh Review, Indiana Review, Tigertail, and other journals and publications, Liliana is also a dynamic performer—she provided the voice for the audiobook edition of La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros for Random House Audio. Born and raised in Mexico City, Liliana is an adopted tejana. Liliana lives and works as a reporter and columnist for ¡Ahora si! in Austin, TX where she is at work on a Spanish-language translation of Sandra Cisneros's most recent book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, which will be published in September 2016.

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