Andrea Rosenberg

Andrea Rosenberg - Translator

Carrboro, NC, USA

Award-winning literary and academic translator (Spanish to English). Novels, nonfiction, and comics.

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I have been a freelance translator from Spanish and sometimes Portuguese for more than ten years. My full-length translations include novels, nonfiction, and graphic narrative by Manuel Vilas, Tomás González, Jorge Franco, Cristina Morató, Inês Pedrosa, Aura Xilonen, Juan Gómez Bárcena, Ana Penyas, Paco Roca, and Marcelo D’Salete. Two of my translations have won Eisner Awards, and I have received awards and grants from the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, the Fulbright Program, the American Literary Translators Association, and the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. I have acquired an accidental subspecialty in narco literature, having translated multiple Escobar family memoirs and a Jorge Franco novel on the topic, in addition to doing reader reports for publishers on related books. I have also translated academic monographs by scholars such as Lina Meruane, Javier Uriarte, and Ana Forcinito.

Book Translation
Translation Assessment
Portuguese to English
Spanish to English
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Comics & Graphic Novels
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Short Story


  • MFA, Literary Translation, University of Iowa
  • MA, Spanish, University of Iowa


  • Shortlist, Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Translation Prize 2018, for Juan Gómez Bárcena, The Sky over Lima
  • Eisner Award 2018, Best US Edition of International Material, for Marcelo D'Salete, Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom
  • Eisner Award 2020, Best US Edition of International Material, for Paco Roca, The House
  • Nominee, Eisner Award 2021, Best US Edition of International Material, for Paco Roca, The Winter of the Cartoonist
  • Shortlist, National Translation Award in Prose 2021, for Tomás González, Difficult Light
  • Runner-Up, Queen Sofía Spanish Institute Translation Prize 2021, for Aura Xilonen, The Gringo Champion

Work experience


April, 2009 – Present (almost 13 years)

I have translated more than 25 books for a range of publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Thomas Dunne Books, Riverhead Books, Archipelago Books, Europa Editions, Amazon Crossing, and Fantagraphics Books. I have also completed numerous freelance projects for individual clients.

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Ordesa: A Novel

Vilas, Manuel, Rosenberg, Andrea

Divine Lola: A True Story of Scandal and Celebrity

Morató, Cristina, Rosenberg, Andrea

The Winter Of The Cartoonist

Roca, Paco, Rosenberg, Andrea

The Night Will Be Long

Gamboa, Santiago, Rosenberg, Andrea

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Escobar, Juan Pablo, Rosenberg, Andrea

Difficult Light

Gonzalez, Tomas, Rosenberg, Andrea

The House

Roca, Paco, Rosenberg, Andrea

The Gringo Champion

Xilonen, Aura, Rosenberg, Andrea

Shooting Down Heaven

Franco, Jorge, Rosenberg, Andrea

Beatnik Buenos Aires

Arandojo, Diego, Percio, Facundo, Rosenberg, Andrea

Naked Men

Bartlett, Alicia Giménez, Rosenberg, Andrea

Still I Miss You

Pedrosa, Inês, Rosenberg, Andrea

The Storm

Gonzalez, Tomas, Rosenberg, Andrea

The Sky Over Lima

Gómez Bárcena, Juan, Rosenberg, Andrea

In Your Hands

Pedrosa, Inês, Rosenberg, Andrea

Mrs Escobar: My life with Pablo

Henao, Victoria Eugenia


Pulido, Rayco


Petreca, Guilherme

Children of the Monsoon

Jiménez, David

MonsterMind: Dealing With Anxiety & Self-Doubt

Casas, Alfonso, Casas, Alfonso

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