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Lawrence Schimel
Works at Spanish->English translator. Author. Publisher of A Midsummer Night's Press.
Attended Yale University
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Spanish->English translator. Author. Publisher of A Midsummer Night's Press.
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I've published over 100 books as an author or anthologist, in many genres: comics, sci-fi, queer theory, poetry, kidzbooks, etc. I write in both English and Spanish.

My most recent book is the Spanish-language picture book ¡VAMOS A VER A PAPÁ!, illustrated by Alba Marina Rivera (Ekaré), which is forthcoming in English from Groundwood in November 2011 in a translation by Elisa Amado as LET'S GO SEE PAPÁ! (This is the first book of mine to be translated into English.)

Some of my other titles include:

For adults: FAIRY TALES FOR WRITERS (A Midsummer Night's Press), FIRST PERSON QUEER (with Richard Labonté; Arsenal Pulp), THE FUTURE IS QUEER (with Richard Labonté; Arsenal Pulp), PoMoSEXUALS: CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY (with Carol Queen; Cleis), SWITCH HITTERS: LESBIANS WRITE GAY MALE EROTICA AND GAY MEN WRITE LESBIAN EROTICA (with Carol Queen; Cleis), TWO BOYS IN LOVE (Seventh Window), THE DRAG QUEEN OF ELFLAND (Circlet), THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GAY EROTICA (Carroll & Graf), TWOHEARTS DESIRE (St. Martin's Press), DESAYUNO EN LA CAMA (Egales), and STREETS OF BLOOD: VAMPIRE STORIES FROM NEW YORK CITY (Cumberland House), among many others.

For kids: LITTLE PIRATE GOES TO SCHOOL (InnovativeKids), COSAS QUE PUEDO HACER YO SOLO (Macmillan), ¡ES MÍO! (Bruño), LA AVENTURA DE CECILIA Y EL DRAGÓN (Bibliópolis), THE BOY AND THE SPY/EL NIÑO Y EL ESPÍA (Ediciones del Viento), JUST LIKE THEM/IGUAL QUE ELLOS (Ediciones del Viento), MISTERIO EN EL JARDÍN (Kalandraka), ¿LEES UN LIBRO CONMIGO? (Panamericana), etc.

I work as a Spanish->English translator, for a broad range of clients, including: The Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, the MNCARS, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Arts Museum (Segovia), Cambridge University Press, Ediciones del Prado, McGraw Hill, etc. as well as literary translations of poetry and fiction for magazines, anthologies, and publishers.

I am also publisher of the poetry press A Midsummer Night's Press, which has published books by Francesca Lia Block, Charles Ardai, Achy Obejas, Rachel Pollack, Raymond Luczak, Julie R. Enszer, Brane Mozetic, and Jane Yolen.

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Soy escritor y traductor y vivo en Madrid desde 1999. Escribo principalmente en inglés y castellano, aunque también he publicado 4 libros infantiles en edición bilingüe gallego-inglés.

He publicado más de 100 libros como autor o antólogo, para todas las edades, incluyendo el poemario DESAYUNO EN LA CAMA (Desatada); 3 libros de relatos: MI NOVIO ES UN DUENDE (Laertes), BIEN DOTADO (Laertes; Egales), y DOS CHICOS ENAMORADOS (Laertes); el cómic VACACIONES EN IBIZA (Egales); y muchos libros infantiles: ¡VAMOS A VER A PAPÁ! (Ekaré), COSAS QUE PUEDO HACER YO SOLO (Macmillan), MANUAL PRÁCTICO PARA VIAJAR EN OVNI (Bibliópolis), LA AVENTURA DE CECILIA Y EL DRAGÓN (Bibliópolis), NO HAY NADA COMO EL ORIGINAL (Destino), etc.

He publicado (en revistas, antologías, libros o catálogos) traducciones al inglés de textos de Juan Goytisolo, Joan Fontcuberta, Care Santos, Sofía Rhei, Alejandro Céspedes, Vicente Molina Foix, Leopoldo Alas, Jesus Encinar, y Odette Alonso, entre muchos otros.

He traducido al castellano el libro infantil MILLONES DE GATOS de Wanda Gág (Libros del Zorro Rojo).
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    B.A., 1993
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Since they've just been revived this year and were awarded during BookExpoAmerica yesterday, here's a #tbt photo of me at the Firecracker Alternative Book Awards in 1998. I was a finalist in two different categories, for my short story collection THE DRAG QUEEN OF ELFLAND and my anthology PoMoSEXUALS: CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER AND SEXUALITY (with Carol Queen​).

I didn't win either, alas! 

Although that was a busy BEA for me, since those two books were also finalists for both the Small Press Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award (with PoMoSEXUALS actually being a finalist in two different categories, winning in one of them, so I didn't go home from BEA empty handed that year). 
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Yay! My contributor's copy of MEASURE FOR MEASURE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETIC METERS edited by Annie Finch and Alexandra Oliver for Everyman's Library has finally made it's way to me in Spain. :-)

Proud to have my "AIDS Limerick II: Lights Out" reprinted in this anthology.
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I love clients who, as soon as I deliver translation, call ME to find out how soon am I available to meet with them so they can pay me! :-)

Makes working late on a Sunday night for them on a last minute project all worthwhile.
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Me encantan a los clientes que, en cuanto entrego la traducción, llaman a MI para preguntar cuando estoy disponible para quedar con ellos, para que me pueden pagar. :-)

Hace tener que trabajar hasta tarde un domingo por la noche en un proyecto de última hora merecer la pena, la verdad.
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Just one week until the Lambda Literary Awards. Keep your fingers crossed for +Michael Broder's THIS LIFE NOW, which I published at A Midsummer Night's Press, which is a finalist in Gay Poetry! 

http://www.lambdaliterary.org/27th-annual-lambda-literary-award-finalists/
27th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 1, 2015 in New York City Early Bird Gala Tickets On-Sale Now BISEXUAL FICTION Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction, Sheela Lambert, editor, Gressive Press, an imprint of Circlet Press Extraordinary Adventures of Mullah Nasruddin, Ron J. Suresha, Lethe Press Finder of Lost Objects, Susie Hara, Ithuriel’s…
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¡Buena Suerte!
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#tbt  ith +Achy Obejas in 2008 :-)
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The Lambda Literary Awards are tonight!
Congrats to all the finalists!
And keep your fingers crossed for Michael H. Broder's THIS LIFE NOW, which I published at A Midsummer Night's Press, which is a finalist in Gay Men's Poetry.

http://amidsummernightspress.com/WP/2014/02/06/this-life-now-by-michael-broder/
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Hi Cutie Again, I am planin 2 buy me this great taste book,, I hope Barnes£ Noble sell this book again, Good Luck £ one other thing I only loves Prince Harry's naked body of your photo collections, Thanxs soo much !!
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El misterio de las urticarias, entrega 476: siguen dando palos de ciego. Hoy he vuelto al alergólogo, donde han pegado unas 38 sustancias a la espalda para ver a cuales reacciono durante la semana y a que grado. Y no puedo mojarme la espalda durante la prueba, y está previsto llegar a 38ºC el jueves... que divertido todo!

The mystery of my hives, part 476: Still baffling the medical establishment, which is blindly submitting me to batteries of tests since they can't think of anything else to do. Today went back to the allergist, who stuck some 38 substances to my back with patches to see which ones I react to and how strongly, over the course of a week. And, of course, I can't wet my back during the test, and it's supposed to hit 100ºF on Thursday... what fun!
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So soft! :-)
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4 of my translations of poems by Luis Aguilar​ from his collection EYES ALREADY RUINED (Libros Medio Siglo) have just gone up at Mexico City Lit​ (along with collages by Antonio Fräppa Dubois): 

http://mexicocitylit.com/luis-aguilar-four-poems-cuatro-poemas/

(And Luis just won the Gilberto Owen National prize for his new poetry collection LOS MUCHACHOS QUE NO BESAN EN LA BOCA! ¡Enhorabuena!) 
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For Diego Osorno, coauthor of the disenchantment. The city has the eyes of a vulture. Diego notes : or ferris wheel of desiring glances: gesture of words versus the injustice of its observance: it is barely a shortened route in the pupils. Conical visor that distorts everything.
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Brilliant erasure by Austin Klein :-)
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