Beatriz de Moura Gurgel

(Río de Janeiro, Brazil, 1939)

In 1958, Beatriz de Moura Gurgel studied at the School of Translation and Interpretation in Geneva, graduating in Literary Translation and in History. In 1961, she settled in Barcelona and started working at the Salvat and Gustavo Gili publishing companies. From 1965 to 1968 she worked at the Lumen publishing company. Up to 1969 she translated a large volume of works, sometimes under a pseudonym, for different Spanish publishing houses.

In 1969 she founded Tusquets Editores, and she is President of its Board of Directors and its literary director. She has translated works by writers such as Marguerite Duras, Milan Kundera and João Ubaldo Ribeiro. In March 1998 she was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Since 1999 she has been a member of the judging panel for the Prince of Asturias Prize for Communication and Humanities. She has also been a panel member for the José Manuel Lara Hernández Foundation Prize.

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