Discipline: Literature – translation

Timea Sipos

Discipline: Literature – translation
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Timea Sipos is a Hungarian American writer and translator with an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her writing appears in Prairie Schooner, Passages North, Juked, The Florida Review, and Joyland, among others. Her translations can be found in The Washington Square Review, The Offing, Asymptote, Two Lines, and elsewhere.

She is a proud 2021-2022 Steinbeck Fellow, a Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Prize Winner, 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, a Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award finalist, and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has received support from the Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Black Mountain Institute, among others.

Her translation of Kinga Tóth’s bilingual, multi-media poetry collection, Írmag/Offspring, appeared in 2020 with YAMA Art and her translation of Márton Simon’s collection, Songs for 3:45 AM, appeared with The Offending Adam in 2021.

While in residence, Sipos wrote new stories for her speculative novel-in-stories titled The Stone Men. The titular story from which the novel was born was published in 2020 by Passages North, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, selected as a Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award Finalist, and earned the author a 2021-2022 Martha Heasley Cox Steinbeck Fellowship at San José State University.



Timea Sipos worked in the Heyward studio.

The Lodge Annex, a wing on the west side of the men’s dormitory (The Lodge), was completed in 1926. Initially intended as an apartment for a caretaker, the space was soon repurposed as a live-in studio for writers. In recognition of a major endowment gift from the DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Foundation, Lodge Annex was…

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