Magdalena Edwards is a Chilean-born writer, translator, and actor. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Boston Review, The Millions, and El Mercurio. Her translation, with Benjamin Moser, of Clarice Lispector’s novel The Chandelier appeared from New Directions in 2018. She is completing a manuscript titled “In the Name of the Body: Traveling with Elizabeth Bishop, Clarice Lispector, and Raúl Zurita.” Her one-woman show I Wanna Be Robert De Niro, which she wrote and produced with Zoom & Emar, premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2017. Magdalena holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard.
The Real Clarice: A Conversation with Magdalena Edwards
David Shook speaks to Magdalena Edwards, translator of “The Chandelier” by Clarice Lispector, about her artistic engagement with the Brazilian author....