Lawrence Schimel (b. 1971, Madrid) (@lawrenceschimel) is a bilingual (Spanish/English) author who has published over 120 books in many different genres, for readers of all ages. He is also a prolific literary translator, working in both directions. Recent translations into English include Impure Acts, by Ángelo Néstore (Indolent Books, finalist for the Thom Gunn Award); I Offer My Heart as a Target, by Johanny Vázquez Paz (Akashic, winner of the Paz Prize); and Voice of the Two Shores, by Agnès Agboton (forthcoming from flipped eye, winner of a PEN Translates Award). Recent translations into Spanish include Nos llamaron enemigo, by George Takei (Top Shelf); Amensia colectiva, by Koleka Putuma (with Arrate Hidalgo; Flores Raras); and Bluets, by Maggie Nelson (Tres Puntos). He lives in Madrid, Spain.