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3. Elizabeth Bryer, photo (c) Percy Cáceres
(c) Percy Cáceres 2018

Elizabeth Bryer is a writer and translator. Her debut novel, From Here On, Monsters is out with Picador (August 2019), represented by Melanie Ostell Literary Agent.

Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The Lifted BrowSeizure, Meanjin, Griffith ReviewKill Your Darlings, Mascara Literary ReviewEtchingsVerity LaSydney Review of BooksInside Story, harvest and HEAT, and have also been broadcast on ABC Radio National and anthologised in Best Australian Science Writing. Translations of fiction by Carlos Yushimito, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Aleksandra Lun and María Jose Ferrada have appeared in The Lifted BrowOverlandWords without BordersAsymptote and Nashville Review.

Blood of the Dawn, her translation of Claudia Salazar Jiménez’s Americas Prize–winning novel, is out with Deep Vellum Publishing (North America).

In 2017 she was a recipient of a PEN America/Heim Translation Fund Grant to translate Aleksandra Lun’s The Palimpsests.

She is one of the editors at TLB’s book imprint, Brow Books, and was inaugural translations editor of its flagship print quarterly, The Lifted Brow, for two years.

She divides her time between Birraranga/Melbourne, Australia, on the never-ceded sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwarrung people of the Kulin Nation, and Arequipa, Peru. She grew up in Heyfield, Victoria, which is located on land of the Brayakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai Nation.

You can get in touch by emailing ekbryer@gmail.com.