Hélène Cardona

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Hélène Cardona, poet, actor and translator, is the author of six books, most recently the award-winning Dreaming My Animal Selves and Life in Suspension, and the translations Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona), Winner of the Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Book, Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac), winner of a Hemingway Grant, Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux), and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb.


She wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Masters in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University, and worked as an interpreter for the Canadian Embassy in Paris. She received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut and the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Her work has been translated into 16 languages.