Career Conversation with Elianna Kan ‘10 - Literary Agent, Translator, and Writer
50 Franklin Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Closed to the Public
Please join us for a Career Conversation and an Industry Discussion with alumna Elianna Kan ‘10. She’ll discuss her career journey and current trends in the industry.
Elianna is a literary agent, translator, and writer. She joined Regal Hoffmann & Associates in 2017 as a literary agent focusing on building a list of Spanish-language and Latinx writers writing in English, as well as work in translation in general. She began her publishing career at Picador and as Senior Editor of The American Reader, where she edited literature in translation. After several years working independently as a Spanish language reader for Maria B. Campbell Associates and various US publishers, she decided to immerse herself more fully in the Latin American publishing world by moving to Mexico City where she worked as a consultant for Penguin Random House Mexico’s Foreign Rights Director. She continues splitting her time between New York and Mexico. Elianna is a native of New Hampshire with a BA in Literary Studies and a background in theater from Middlebury College. She has studied Critical Theory at the University of Buenos Aires and is currently completing an MA at the Bread Loaf School of English. She has written about the Latin American publishing market for Publishing Perspectives and interviewed writers and theater-makers on behalf of The Paris Review, BOMB Magazine, and The Believer. Her translations from Spanish into English have appeared in Aperture magazine and various art gallery publications. She has a passion for interdisciplinary cultural programming and teaches creative writing and literary translation at Columbia University.
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