Fiona Alison Duncan
Fiona Alison Duncan is a Canadian-American author and organizer. She is the founder of Hard to Read, a literary social practice through which she curates books at Eckhaus Latta’s flagship stores in New York and Los Angeles. Duncan’s debut novel Exquisite Mariposa was the recipient of a 2020 Lambda Award. She is currently working on her second novel.
Poet, writer, and translator Cecilia Pavón’s Little Joy, a collection of short stories written between 1999 and 2020, marks the first publication of the celebrated Argentine’s prose in English translation. Here, Pavón speaks with Fiona Alison Duncan, author of Exquisite Mariposa: A Novel (2019), about the art of translation, the costs of consumerism, and the importance of writing beyond the self.