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Timea Sipos is a Hungarian-American writer and translator with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Originally from Budapest, she later studied literary translation at the Balassi Institute in her beloved city.
In a two-year period, Timea published more than thirty works, including Hungarian translations and original fiction and poetry, in reputable American and international magazines. She is a 2022 Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest Winner, 2021 Pushcart Prize nominee, a PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize nominee, a Miami Book Fair Emerging Writers Fellowship honorable mention, a J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction finalist, and a Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award finalist. She translates writers such as Márton Simon, Ilka Papp-Zakor, Éva Veronika Kalapos, Mátyás Dunajcsik, Ferenc Czinki, Zita Izsó, Tibor Babiczky, and many more. Her translation of Márton Simon's chapbook of poetry called Songs for 3:45 AM appeared with The Offending Adam in 2021.
Timea has earned the support of MacDowell, the Steinbeck Fellowship, Tin House, the Vermont Studio Center, the American Literary Translators Association, the Hungarian Translators House Foundation, the Nevada Arts Council, and the Black Mountain Institute, among others. She works as Coordinator of the Student Learning Center at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. She is currently finishing a speculative novel-in-stories about animated statues and the Hungarian women who sculpt them. She is represented by Heather Carr of the Friedrich Agency.