Valérie Miles

Valérie Miles.  Copyright Marta Calvo

Founding co-editor of Granta en español and author of "Mil bosques en una bellota" (2012).

Valerie Miles was born in New York in 1963, though she studied in Pennsylvania. She has worked in publishing and cultural journalism since her arrival in Spain over 20 years ago. She was publishing director of Emecé, where she promoted the works of John Cheever, Yasunari Kawabata, Silvina Ocampo and Adolfo Bioy Casares, among others, and associate director at Alfaguara, where she published the work of John Banville and Joyce Carol Oates. Since 2009, she has been the publishing director of Duomo Ediciones, of the Mauri Spagnol Italian group, where she publishes the work of young writers such as Carlos Yushimito, Sebastià Jovani and Rodrigo Hasbún, as well as authors such as Azar Nafisi, Aleksandar Hemon, Jayne Anne Phillips and John Gray, and projects such as the co-publication of books in the New York Review of Books collection. In 2003, together with Aurelio Major, she founded the Spanish-language version of Granta. Her articles and reportages have been published in newspapers such as La Vanguardia and ABC, and in magazines such as The Paris Review, Harper’s and Granta. She teaches on the postgraduate programme in Literary Translation at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She recently published the anthology Mil bosques en una bellota (2012), in which 28 key writers of Spanish-language literature present their favourite pages of their own oeuvre, including Javier Marías, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ana María Matute, Carlos Fuentes and Juan Goytisolo.

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