LELAND H. CHAMBERS, translator
Prior to his death in 2017, Leland H. Chambers was a translator of modern and contemporary Latin American and Spanish fiction. An emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Denver, he directed the Comparative Literature Program (1967-83) and spent six years as editor of its nationally recognized literary magazine, Denver Quarterly (1977-83). Among the many authors he translated are Jorge Stamadianos, Carmen Boullosa, Julieta Campos, Enrique Jaramillo Levi, and Ezequiel Martínez Estrada. His translations of short fiction from Spanish appeared in more than 25 literary magazines. His translation of Juan Tovar's Criatura de un día was one of the two winners of the 2000-2001 Eugene M. Kayden Translation Award. We were exceptionally privileged to work with Lee on five important books, including a Nicaraguan police procedural by Sergio Ramirez, forthcoming in 2018.