Magdalena Edwards is a writer, actor, and translator from Spanish & Portuguese based in Los Angeles, California. She has translated many authors including Raúl Zurita, Nicanor Parra, Silviano Santiago, Márcia Tiburi, Clarice Lispector, and Noemi Jaffe. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, the Boston Review, the Millions, El Mercurio, Rattle, the Critical Flame, the Point Magazine, London Review of Books, Words Without Borders, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as in Ocean Crossings (Tagus Press/UMass Dartmouth 2021), Cosmopolitanisms (NYU Press 2017) and Psychogeographical Romance (Essay Press 2015). She plays Annie, a writing professor with a #metoo problem, in Lucia Senesi's short film A Short Story (2019), a role that earned her Best Lead Actress at the Montreal Indie Short Film Awards (2020). She performed the lead role of Virgínia in Heidi Duckler Dance's Illuminating the Chandelier (2020). Magdalena played Gloria in Susannah Rodriguez Drissi's award-winning play Houses Without Walls during the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018. Her one-woman show I Wanna Be Robert De Niro premiered at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2017, and she performed The Body Speaks: On Clarice Lispector's The Chandelier at Oxford University in November 2017. She has also performed original work recently in Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Tokyo. Magdalena is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books, and she was a staff writer for Chile's leading newspaper El Mercurio in the Artes & Letras section from 2000-2001 where she published reviews, essays, and interviews, including conversations with poets Rita Dove and Adrienne Rich. Magdalena was the Co-Ambassador for Los Angeles of the Authors Guild from 2018-20. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and a BA in Social Studies from Harvard. More at www.magdalenadwards.com and on Instagram @msmagda8lena and Twitter at @magda8lena.