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UCSB Professor Lauded for Novel Translation


Thursday, October 25, 2012

UCSB Professor of Latin American Studies Suzanne Jill Levine won the prestigious PEN Center USA 2012 Literary Award for Translation. She translated a novel manuscript of Chilean author José Donoso, found by his daughter after his death. The Lizard’s Tale: A Novel was published by Northwestern University Press last year. “I could feel [Donoso’s] voice, his sensibility, his intelligence, his crankiness, his polyglot savoir faire with language, and, most of all, his wonderful wit,” Levine said about the translation process.

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