About Elena Barcia

Elena Barcia is a film and literary translator born and raised in Los Angeles. During her career in the film industry, she translated hundreds of movies from Hamlet to Harry Potter, and collaborated with directors like Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, and Alejandro Iñárritu on the subtitle translations of their films. Her translation of Miguel de Unamuno’s classic novel Niebla (Fog) was published by Northwestern University Press in 2017. Her poetry translations have appeared in Asymptote, Poetry International, Dark Matter Women Witnessing, and The Harvard Review. In 2022 she was shortlisted for Poetry International’s Summer Chapbook competition, and her translation of Malú Urriola’s book Cadáver exquisito (Exquisite Corpse; Cuarto Propio, 2017) was published by Valparaíso Editions USA in 2023.