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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. She is a proud 2021-2022 Steinbeck Fellow.
Timea published more than thirty works, including Hungarian translations and original fiction and poetry, in reputable American and international magazines in just over two years. She is a 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 the Macdowell Colony, 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 other. She’s currently finishing her first book, a short story collection of magical realism and historical fiction centering the narratives of Hungarian and Hungarian-American women. She also has a speculative novel set in her mother's lakeside town of Balatonlelle in the works.