Julia Sanches has translated works from Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan.

From Portuguese, she has translated Now and at the Hour of Our Death by Susana Moreira Marques; from Catalan, the forthcoming 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, announced on April 18, 2023.