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Natasha Wimmer

Department/Program(s):
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Position: Visiting Faculty
Area(s):
  • Spanish Language, Linguistics, and Culture
Office: 360 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-7153



Natasha Wimmer has translated six books by Roberto Bolano, including 2666 (winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction) and The Savage Detectives. She is also the translator of three books by Mario Vargas Llosa, as well as works by Gabriel Zaid, Laura Restrepo, Rodrigo Fresan, and Pedro Juan Gutierrez. She is the recipient of an NEA Translation Grant (2007), the PEN Translation Award (2008), and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). She worked previously as the Literary Editor for The American Scholar and has written reviews and criticism for The Nation, The New York Times, and The Believer, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.