Samantha Schnee

Samantha Schnee is the founding editor of Words Without Borders. Her translation of The Goddesses of Water, a collection by Mexican poet Jeannette Clariond, was published in both the United Kingdom (Shearsman Books, 2021) and the United States (World Poetry Books, 2022). She has translated numerous works by Mexican author Carmen Boullosa, including In the Beginning, There Was Eve (Deep Vellum, 2023), The Book of Anna (Coffee House, 2020), and Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014), which was shortlisted for the PEN America Translation Prize. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she lives in Houston, Texas.