Pamela Carmell


Pamela Carmell received a BS in Spanish Studies, an MA in Spanish Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. She has studied in Mexico and lived in Spain. In 2008 she was awarded a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts to translate Oppiano Licario by José Lezama Lima. She co-edited and co-translated the short story collection, Cuba on the Edge, published in 2007. In 2000, she was chosen to participate in Writers of the Americas, a writers’ exchange in Havana. Her translations include:  With Eyes and Soul: Poems by Nancy Morejón (co-translator), The Last Portrait of the Duchess of Alba by Antonio Larreta; The Last Cato by Matilde Ascensi, Woman on the Front Line, poetry by Belkis Cuza Malé, which received the Witter Bynner Poetry Award, and the best-selling trilogy, Apocalypse Z, by Manel Loureiro. Other translations include work by Manuel Puig, Luisa Valenzuela, Ena Lucia Portela, Delmira Agustini, Miguel Mejides, Albalucía Angel, Gloria Fuertes, Mirta Yañez and Pedro Juan Gutiérrez. 

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