Ann Hunkins

Author Biography

Ann Hunkins, poet, translator and former Fulbright scholar to Nepal, worked for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal in 2006, interpreting for war crimes witnesses, torture victims, and others. She is at work on a collection of poems from that time and she also has a collection forthcoming of translations of nineteen short stories by and about Nepali women. In 2008, Hunkins received a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant for the novel Aviral Bagdacha Indravati (On Flows the Indravati) by Ramesh Vikal. Other translations include contributions to W. W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond, 2008, as well as Dhoopi (The Juniper, 2006), a long poem by Toya Gurung, and Karagar (The Prison, 2005), a novel by Banira Giri. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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