Opera singer and voice talent Nanette McGuinness is the translator of over 80 graphic novels and books for children and adults from French, Italian, German, and Spanish into English including the popular Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels. Two of her translations, Luisa: Now and Then and California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas (Publishers Weekly Starred Review) were chosen for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens; Luisa: Now and Then was also a 2019 Stonewall Honor Book and a GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Honor Book.

Recent translations include Tiki: A Very Ruff Year; Alice on the Run: One Child’s Journey Through the Rwandan Civil War; Makhno: Ukrainian Freedom Fighter; Rosa Parks; Magical History Tour: Titanic; Magical History Tour: First Steps on the Moon, LGBTQ YA manga Alter Ego, and the critically acclaimed A House Without Windows (Publishers Weekly Starred Review).

An award-winning opera singer and voice talent, Nanette has performed over 25 roles and in thirteen languages on two continents. She is the Artistic Executive Director of the contemporary chamber group Ensemble for These Times, which won The American Prize for Chamber Music Performance in 2021. She also has recorded six albums, five released on Centaur Recordings and four with Ensemble for These Times: "The Guernica Project" and "The Hungarians: from Rozsa to Justus" won Gold Medals in The Global Music Awards; "Surviving: Women's Words," and "Once/Memory/Night: Paul Celan," both won Silver Medals in the Global Music Awards. Follow her by visiting her website, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

Other Works

  • Superman Isn't Jewish (But I am... Kinda)

  • California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas and the Papas

  • Sea Creatures Graphic Novels: Reef Madness

  • Sea Creatures Graphic Novels: Armed and Dangerous

  • The Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods: Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #5

  • The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose (Sherlock, Lupin, and Me, #3)

  • The Thief of Mirrors (Enchanted Emporium, #4)

  • Lights, Cameras, Stilton! (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #16)

  • A Game of Bones: Dinosaurs Graphic Novels #4

  • Cathedral of Fear (Sherlock, Lupin, and Me #4)

  • One for Stilton, Stilton for All (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #15)

  • In the Beginning (Dinosaurs Graphic Novels #1)

  • The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels #1

  • The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels #1)

  • No pasaran Vol. 3 (Sin ilusion)


Awards and Recognition

  • Stonewall Honor Book: Luisa Now and Then GLLI Translated YA Book: Luisa Now and Then Great Graphic Novels for Teens: Luisa Now and Then; California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas