translated from the Spanish
by Rowena Galavitz
unpaginated, paper, staple-bound.
Toad Press/Veliz Books, 2022. $6.00
Cover photograph, by Alejandro González Castillo, shows a mural in downtown Mexico City painted by Maldita Carmen.
You can purchase a copy of The Seamstresses from Veliz Books.
A former resident of Mexico City, Rowena Galavitz has translated Latin American art criticism, short stories, and poems, including the work of Pura López Colomé, Jair Cortés, Araceli Mancilla, and Víctor Vásquez Quintas. In 2018 she won runner-up for the World Literature Today Translation Prize for her translation of Paula Ilabaca Núñez’s La ciudad lucía. She is currently studying for a certificate in literary translation and a dual master’s degree in religious studies at Indiana University Bloomington. In her graduate studies, Galavitz focuses on Spanish-speaking convent writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Rowena is presently translating an award-winning novel by a contemporary Mexican writer.