I've been a translator for over fifteen years, and won the 2022 Peirene Stevns Prize for literary translation. My translation of The Love of Singular Men by Victor Heringer was published by Peirene Press last year, and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard award. I'm currently finishing a translation of Victor Heringer's first novel, Glória (a co-translation with Sophie Lewis), which will be published by Peirene in 2024. I've translated in many other areas, including academic and scientific articles, film subtitles, writing on art and journalism - I was the lead translator at Sumaúma, an Amazon-based trilingual news platform, between September 2022 and April 2023, and the interim editor of the English language section of the Folha de São Paulo in 2015. I'm also a writer, and my short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals, and been shortlisted for the Sean O'Faolain, Wasafiri, Fish & Bath short story awards. I lived in Brazil between 2005 and 2017, where, as a foreign correspondent, I wrote for Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, The Observer, The Independent and others.
The Love of Singular Men Translated by James Young