Portrait of Lilit Žekulin Thwaites

Lilit Žekulin Thwaites

Lilit Žekulin Thwaites is an award-winning, Spanish-to-English, literary translator, specialising in the work of women writers. 

She won the inaugural Multicultural NSW Early Career Translator Prize at the 2015 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, and a 2016 grant from the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Travel Fund. Lilit has been awarded a prestigious OMI Translation residency in the United States. Her translation of Tears in Rain by eminent Spanish author, Rosa Montero was recognised by World Literature Today as one of the75 Notable Translations of 2012. Its sequel, Weight of the Heart, was published in 2016.T he Immortal Collection (Eva García Sáenz) was released in 2014; and translations of short stories have been published in various journals and anthologies. She regularly presents sessions at writers’ festivals, gives lectures on Spanish-related topics, organises visits to Australia by Spanish-speaking writers, and features as a commentator on matters Spanish in the media.