Sophie Hughes was born in Chertsey, UK. She is a literary translator from Spanish. 

Her translation of Alia Trabucco Zerán’s The Remainder was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2019. In 2020, her co-translation of Enrique Vila-Matas’ Mac and His Problem was longlisted for the International Booker Prize. In the same year, she was also shortlisted for Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Seasonwhich won the 2021 Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Translation Prize.

Hughes’ translation of Paradais, the follow-up novel to Hurricane Season, was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022. The novel was also shortlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award. 

Her translations and writing have been published in McSweeney’s, the GuardianThe Paris Review, The White ReviewFrieze and the New York Times. Hughes has also worked with the Stephen Spender Trust promoting translation in schools and is the co-editor of the anthology Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe, published in 2020 in collaboration with Hay Festival. 

Sophie Hughes