Julia Sanches has translated over twenty books from Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan into English.

From Portuguese, she has translated Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques; from Catalan, Permafrost by Eva Baltasar; and from Spanish, Slash and Burn by Claudia Hernández, for which she won a PEN/Heim award. Sanches has also translated works by Noemi Jaffe, Daniel Galera, and Geovani Martins, among others. She is a founding member of the Cedilla & Co. translators’ collective. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, she currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Julia Sanches’ translation of Boulder was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2023. Her translation of Undiscovered was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2024.

All nominated books


Translated by Julia Sanches

Black, yellow, orange, pink and purple book cover of Undiscovered by Gabriela Wiener showing a broken aztec statue.

Translated by Julia Sanches