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Simon Bruni is an award-winning literary translator with a focus on contemporary Spanish and Latin American 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 supple command of written English, working creatively to bring Spanish voices to life in their new host language. His translations of Paul Pen’s The Light of the Fireflies and Sofía Segovia’s The Murmur of Bees have both become international bestsellers.



The Murmur of Bees

From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel— her first to be translated into English—about a mysterious child with the power to change a family’s history in a country on the verge of revolution.

Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put its love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.

“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   AmazonCrossing

“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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