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Chris Andrews (translator)

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Chris Andrews FAHA (born 1962 in Newcastle, NSW) is an Australian translator and writer.

Andrews studied and then taught at the University of Melbourne[1] before moving to the University of Western Sydney in 2009.[2] In 2003 he published the first translation into English of the work of Roberto Bolaño.[3][4][5] He was awarded the Valle-Inclán Prize in 2005 for his translation of Distant Star.[1] In 2014 he published a monograph on Bolaño.[3][6] Andrews has also translated other Spanish-language literature, such as works by César Aira.[1][7] Andrews has been keen to publish translations from French but has been unable to convince publishers to commission translations for work he likes.[8]

Andrews has also published original poetry; he won the 2003 Wesley Michel Wright Prize[9] and his second collection of poems, Lime Green Chair, won the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize.[10] He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2015.[11]


As author[edit]

  • Poetry and Cosmogony: Science in the Writing of Queneau and Ponge, Rodopi, 1999, ISBN 978-9042005679
  • Cut Lunch, Indigo, 2002, ISBN 978-1740271370
  • Lime Green Chair, Waywiser Press, 2012, ISBN 9781904130512
  • Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe, Columbia University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-231-16806-9

As translator[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Wilson, Scott Bryan. "The Chris Andrews Interview". The Quarterly Conversation. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Associate Professor Chris Andrews". University of Western Sydney. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b Day, Gregory (4 October 2014). "The brilliance of Roberto Bolano unveiled by Andrews". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Chris Andrews". New Directions. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ Rohter, Larry (19 December 2012). "Harvesting Fragments From a Chilean Master: 'Woes of the True Policeman,' by Roberto Bolaño". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Roberto Bolano's Fiction: An Expanding Universe. Chris Andrews". Publishers Weekly. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  7. ^ Vidal, Juan (25 December 2016). "Get A Global Perspective With 5 Of The Year's Best Books In Translation". NPR. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  8. ^ Heyward, Will (13 June 2012). "Chris Andrews". BOMB Magazine. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Australian Centre Literary Awards - Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry". AustLit: Discover Australian Stories. The University of Queensland. Retrieved 21 October 2023.
  10. ^ "7th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize". Waywiser Press. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Annual Report 2015–2016" (PDF). Australian Academy of the Humanities. 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2024.