Lilit Thwaites

Lilit Thwaites

Lilit Žekulin Thwaites is an award-winning Melbourne-based literary translator, and an honorary research fellow in contemporary Spanish literature at La Trobe University. She won the inaugural Multicultural NSW Early Career Translator Prize at the 2015 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, and was recently awarded the Spanish Order of Civil Merit for her contribution to the promotion of Spanish culture in Australia. Her translations include The Librarian of Auschwitz (Antonio Iturbe, 2017), Tears in Rain (Rosa Montero), one of World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2012, and its sequel, Weight of the Heart (2016), and The Immortal Collection (Eva García Sáenz, 2014).