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 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 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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