Hugh Hazelton

Hugh Hazelton

Phone 1 : 514-848-2424, ext. 2310

City : Montreal
Province : QC
Country : Canada

Membership category : Honorary

About / Bio

Grew up in Chicago and Connecticut; moved to Canada in 1969 and settled in Montreal in the late 1970s after living two years in South America. Degrees in English from Yale and Concordia and in Comparative Canadian Literature from the Université de Sherbrooke. Teaches Spanish and Spanish Translation at Concordia; translates primarily from French, Spanish, and Portuguese into English. Specializes in the work of Latin American authors living in Canada: co-editor (with Gary Geddes) and principal translator of Compañeros: An Anthology of Writings about Latin America. Interested in comparisons between the literatures of the Americas and in the diffusion of Canadian and Quebec writing in the Spanish-speaking world. Active as an editor, translator, and reviser in Ruptures: la revue des Trois Amériques and as a regular contributor to Ellipse. Is also a poet and publisher of White Dwarf Editions, a small press specializing in poetry and short stories in English, French, and Spanish.

Awards & Distinctions

2005 GG Winner, "Vetiver" by Joël Des Rosiers


    French -> English
    Spanish -> English
    Portuguese -> English

Literary Types

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Theatre

Selected Bibliography

  • NAZOA, Aquiles, "A Small Nativity", Toronto: Groundwood Books; 2007
  • DES ROSIERS, Joël, "Vetiver" (Vétiver), Signature Editions: Winnipeg, 2005
  • URBANYI, Pablo, "Silver" (Silver), Oakville, Ont.: Mosaic Press, 2005
  • URBANYI, Pablo, "Sunset" (Puesta de sol) ; Fredericton, N.B.: Broken Jaw Press, 2003
  • RIO, Nela,"Beloved Body" (Cuerpo amado), Fredericton, N.B.: Broken Jaw Press, 2002
  • RIO, Nela, "Tunnel of the Green Prow" (Tunel de Proa Verde) (Bilingual edition), Fredericton, N.B.: Broken Jaw Press, 1997
  • QUIJADA URIAS, Alfonso, "The Better to See You" (Para mirarte mejor), Dunvegan, Ont.: Cormorant, 1993
  • ALDANA, Patricia, "Jade and Iron: Latin American Tales from Two Cultures" (Compilation of Latin American stories and folktales from various sources), Toronto: Groundwood (Douglas &McIntyre), 1996

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