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Valerie Miles

Writer, translator and editor

Born in New York and resident in Barcelona, Valerie Miles has worked as an editor, writer, and translator for more than three decades. She was publishing director at Emecé Editores, where she promoted the work of John Cheever, Yasunari Kawabata, Silvina Ocampo, and Adolfo Bioy Casares, among other writers, and associate director at Alfaguara, where she published John Banville and Joyce Carol Oates, inter alia. She was also publishing director of Duomo Ediciones and founded a collection of Spanish translations of books from the New York Review of Books series of contemporary classics. In 2003, with Aurelio Major, she founded the Spanish edition of Granta, and is still its director, bringing Hispanic literature to English readers and making known to them such writers as Samanta Schweblin, Andrés Barba, and Andrés Neuman. Moreover, with Juan Insua, she was co-curator of the “Bolaño Archive: 1977 – 2003” exhibition at the CCCB and, in 2014, she published the anthology A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction in which twenty-eight leading Spanish writers including Javier Marías, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Ana María Matute present selected pages from their own work. Valerie Miles currently lectures in creative writing at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, and writes for such media outlets as The New Yorker, The Paris Review, El País, and La Vanguardia.

Update: 14 July 2023



Has participated in

J. M. Coetzee and Valerie Miles

Europe and the World Outside

Worlds of Fiction

Lila Azam Zanganeh and Francesc Serés in Dialogue

Bolaño Archive. 1977- 2003