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Simon Bruni is an award-winning literary translator with a focus on contemporary Spanish fiction and a wealth of experience translating books and articles within the humanities and social sciences.

Simon combines his profound knowledge of the Spanish language with a chameleonic command of written English, working creatively to bring Spanish voices to life in their new host language. His translations include Paul Pen’s acclaimed The Light of the Fireflies, a novel that has sold over a hundred thousand copies in its English edition and has a big screen adaptation in the making.



The Last Paradise

Jack Beilis once lived the American dream: custom suits, new cars, and the best clubs. But by 1931, he has sunk so low he cannot feed himself or his ailing father. Now he barely has time to wipe the blood from his hands before he finds himself on a ship from New York to Moscow, running from a crime he never intended.


“Simon is a literary translator of the highest artistic merit and professionalism.

Whenever I have the pleasure of working with him, I breathe more easily knowing the author will be well represented and that readers are in the best of hands.”

Elizabeth DeNoma

“Simon Bruni took a seventeenth-century text that was filled with archaic tenses, vocabulary and phraseology, and was almost devoid of punctuation, and transformed it into lucid, graceful prose.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the translation.”

Emma Wilby
 Historian and Author

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