Sue Burke

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Sue Burke
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
Occupationwriter, translator

Sue Burke (b. 1955) is a writer and translator. Her first full-length novel, Semiosis, was published by Tor Books in 2018.[1] The generational tale of a colonizing mission began as a short story in the magazine LC-39 in 1999.[2][3] In 2017 Burke received the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation from the American Translators Association for her English translation of an excerpt from Joseph de la Vega’s Confusión de confusiones, written in Spanish in 1688.[4] The book, the first analysis of stock markets ever written, was a commission from Bolsas y Mercados Españoles for an institutional gift.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Burke grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She moved with her husband, a trilingual businessman, to Madrid, Spain, in December 1999.[5][6] She moved to Chicago in July 2016.[7]


  1. ^ Bourke, Liz (2018-02-06). "We Welcome Our New Plant Overlords: Semiosis by Sue Burke". Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ "Of Plants and Men". Kirkus Reviews. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ Hudson, Andrew Leon (2018-02-06). "The Call Back – Sue Burke". The Cartesian Theatre. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  4. ^ "Sue Burke (BA '77) Awarded Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation - Alumni". University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  5. ^ a b Valenzuela, Liliana (2018-11-12). "Interview with Sue Burke, 2016 winner of the Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation - The Chronicle". American Translators Association. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  6. ^ "Sue Burke". Goodreads. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  7. ^ "About". Sue Burke. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2019-01-08.

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