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Mary Hawley is a fiction writer, poet, and literary translator. Her short stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Hypertext, Fifth Wednesday, and Easy Street, and she received a 2019 Illinois Literary Award in fiction. She is the author of a poetry collection, Double Tongues, and co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light. She is seeking publication of her first novel while writing her second. Her translation of Sergio Altesor Licandro's Cuadernos de dibujo (1978-1993) was published in February, 2022. She is also a volunteer interpreter for the National Immigrant Justice Center. Mary grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came of age in Lima and Mexico City, and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.