Ezra E. Fitz
Columbia University. Graduate work, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2003-2004.
Princeton University. A.B. in Comparative Literature received June 2000.
Instructor, University of Illinois Center for Translation Studies. 2011-2014.
Literary Agent. 2004-Present.
Freelance Writer, Editor, and Translator. 2002-Present.
Artistic Program Reviewer, New York State Council on the Arts Literary Program. Fall 2006-2008.
Editor, A Public Space Magazine. Fall/Winter 2006.
Literary Associate, RLR Associates, New York City. Fall 2001-Spring 2003.
Editorial Assistant, St. Martin’s Press, New York City. Fall 2000-Fall 2001.
Intern, Seven Stories Press, New York City. Summer 1999.
Intern, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN. Summer 1998.
Forgiveness: A Memoir by Chiquis Rivera. Simon & Schuster/Atria Books. April 2015.
Speak Up!: Finding My Voice Through Hope, Strength, and Determination by Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo. Penguin/Celebra. March 2015.
The Morning Side of the Hill by Ezra E. Fitz. 2 Leaf Press. October 2014.
Why Soccer Matters by Pelé. Penguin/Celebra. April 2014.
Chasing the Sun by Juanes. Penguin/Celebra. April 2013.
Bamboo City by Israel Centeno. Wild Age Press. April 2012.
Friction by Eloy Urroz. Dalkey Archive Press. December 2010.
A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto by Jorge Ramos. Random House/Vintage Books, June 2010.
Legends en Español by the editors of the magazine “People en Español.” Penguin Group USA, September 2008.
The Gift of Time: Letters from a Father by Jorge Ramos. William Morrow, June 2008.
The Obstacles by Eloy Urroz. Dalkey Archive Press. July 2006.
The World Cup 2006: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Greatest Sports Spectacle by Fernando Fiore. HarperCollins/Rayo. May 2006.
Shorts: Stories by Alberto Fuguet. HarperCollins/Rayo, November 2005.
The Silenced Cry: One Woman’s Diary of a Journey to Afghanistan by Ana Tortajada. St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, August 2004.
The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Will Elect the Next American President by Jorge Ramos. HarperCollins/Rayo, June 2004. Audiobook published August 2004. Paperback edition published April 2005.
The Movies of My Life by Alberto Fuguet. HarperCollins/Rayo, October 2003. Paperback edition published November 2005.
Returning as Shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo II. St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, December 2002.
Published Stories, Chapters, and Articles:
Translation is Like...: Defining the Craft by Ezra E. Fitz. Translation Review 81: Special Nueva York Issue. 2011.
Story of Survival by Ezra E. Fitz. Momentum Magazine, with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. October 2010.
One, Two, Three, and Four Rabbits by Aura Estrada. Harper’s Magazine. February 2010.
One, Two, Three, and Four Rabbits by Aura Estrada. The Boston Review. November/December 2009.
Faulkner, Borges, and the Translation of “The Wild Palms:” the Evolution of Borges’ Theory Concerning the Role of the Reader in the Game of Literature with Earl E. Fitz. Faulkner Journal, Fall 2009.
The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfón. Words Without Borders. July 2009.
The ‘New Left’ and Democratic Governance in Latin America, Ariel C. Armony and Cynthia J. Arnson, editors. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The Shadow of Iran in Argentina Takes a Suspicious Shape by Hugo Alconada Mon. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Bilateral Iranian-Nicaraguan Relations During a Year of Sandinista Government: Rhetoric or an Anti-System Foreign Policy? by Félix Maradiaga and Javier Meléndez. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Ortega’s “Citizen Power” in Nicaragua: Democratic Participation or Authoritarian Populism? by Carlos F. Chamorro. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America by Carlos Ivan Degregori. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Iran in Latin America: Threat or Axis of Annoyance? by César Montúfar. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Deep Black Holes: An Interview with Miguel Gutiérrez. A Public Space Magazine, Issue 03, 2007.
Interrogating Samantha by Guillermo Fadanelli. BOMB Magazine, Winter 05-06.
Priscilla: Neither Lover Nor Master by Tamara Díaz Bringas. BOMB Magazine, Winter 05-06.
Regina José Galindo: An Interview with Francisco Goldman. BOMB Magazine, Winter 05-06.
Latin America and the Holocaust. Various articles by Moacyr Scliar and Roney Cytrynowicz. Ilan Stavans/University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.
The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfón. Agent: Andrea Montejo, Indent Literary Agency.
Carandiru Station by Drauzio Varella. Agent: Jonah Straus, Straus Literary.
The Silence of Marcos Tremmer. Feature film. Director: Ricardo Urroz Kanán. Urkan Films.
Loving Pablo by Virginia Vallejo. Agent: Andrea Montejo, Indent Literary Agency.
Ay, Carmela! by Marcos Aguinis. Agent: Jonah Straus, Straus Literary.
No Paradise Without Tits by Gustavo Bolívar Moreno. Agent: Andrea Montejo, Indent Literary Agency.
New York Times (12/11/05, 11/6/05, 11/23/03, 3/3/03)
Washington Post (5/13/07, 2/9/06, 10/19/03)
New Yorker (10/20/03)
Village Voice (12/1/03)
Miami Herald (11/8/03)
Minneapolis Star-Tribune (12/14/03)
The Believer Magazine (October 2006)
National Public Radio (8/15/08)
Time Out New York (November 10-16 2005)
World Literature Today (January 2005)
Hispanic Magazine (October 2003)
Austin Chronicle (8/29/03, 7/28/06)
Orlando Sentinel (2/26/06)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (11/7/03)
San Francisco Gate (7/16/06)
Multiple appearances in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and Kirkus
Honors and Distinctions:
Nominated for the PEN/America Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, 2015.
Resident, Banff International Literary Translation Centre. June 2010.
Honored by The Tennessean newspaper at the annual Forum Banquet for Three-Star Writers. 2009 and 2010.
Selected to present Gregory Rabassa with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Brazilian Studies Association. March 2008.
Vanderbilt University Guest Lecturer. SPAN 389-1: Special Topics: Celebrity in Latin American Literature. Spring Semester 2007.
Vanderbilt University Guest Lecturer. SPAN 294-04: Special Topics: Hollywood in Latin American Literature. Fall Semester 2006.
Featured in Princeton Alumni Weekly article entitled “In Other Words: Learning the Art of Translation.” May 10 2006.
January/February 2004 BookSense 76 Pick for the English-Language translation of The Movies of My Life.
Kiriyama Prize. 2004 Notable Book Award for the English-language translation of Returning as Shadows.
2003 Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University. This is the highest award presented by the University to incoming graduate students.
2008 Brazilian Studies Association. Tulane University. Panelist.
2006 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Philadelphia. Panel Organizer and Chair of Spanglish: New American Language or Cancer on the Tongue of La Lengua?
2005 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston. Presenter of You Can Choose Your Friends, But You Can’t Choose Your Family: Alberto Fuguet and Gabriel García Márquez.
PEN/America. 2003-Present. Also member of PEN’s Translation Committee.
Northeast Modern Language Association. 2004-2006.
Conversation with Alberto Fuguet and Ezra Fitz. Nashville. March 2010.
World Voices: A Festival of International Literature. Bowery Poetry Club. New York City. May 2008.
PEN/America’s “World in Translation Month.” New York City. May 2003.
Young Ambassador for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 2009-2010.
I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation/Nashville Predators Present “Hockey Fights Cancer Night.” October 2008.
Vanderbilt University—Guest Lecturer. MHS 201: Fundamental Issues in Medicine, Health, and Society. Fall Semester, 2008.
Princeton representative for the 2008 Williamson County College Night.
Gilda’s Club Nashville. Regular clubhouse volunteer. 2006-present. Honored as 2008 Volunteer of the Year.
Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Member of committee to award the 2007 prize.
John Kerry ’04 Campaign. Interpreter and canvasser. Broward Country, FL. October 2004.
Last Minute Toy Shop. Interpreter and general volunteer. Nashville, TN. December 2004.
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. South Beach Park cleanup. Staten Island, NY. Spring 2002.