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Mark Schafer

Translator, Spanish
Mark Schafer is a literary translator and visual artist who teaches Spanish at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. His translation of Belén Gopegui’s novel La escala de los mapas was published by City Lights in 2011. He is the recipient of the Robert Fitzgerald Prize, two NEA translation fellowships, and a grant from the Fund for Culture Mexico-U.S. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author)