Hélène Cardona is a poet, literary translator and actor. Her six books include Life in Suspension (2016), and Dreaming My Animal Selves (2013). Her translations include Beyond Elsewhere (by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, 2016), recipient of a Hemingway Grant; Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux, 2014); The Birnam Wood (by her father José Manuel Cardona, forthcoming 2018); and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb (2015). She has also translated Rimbaud, Baudelaire, René Depestre, Ernest Pépin, Aloysius Bertrand, Maram Al-Masri, Eric Sarner, Jean-Claude Renard, Nicolas Grenier, and Christiane Singer. Her work has been translated into 13 languages. She contributes essays to The London Magazine, co-edits Plume and Fulcrum, holds a masters in American Literature from the Sorbonne, worked as a translator for the Canadian Embassy in Paris, and taught at Hamilton College & LMU. She is the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. She also writes children’s stories and co-wrote with John FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel. Acting credits include Chocolat, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Muppets Most Wanted, Serendipity, Mumford, and Happy Feet 2. Born in Paris and raised all over Europe, she has lived in Switzerland, France, England, Wales, Monaco, Germany, Spain, and the United States.
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