Michael Day


Michael Day is a traveler, writer, and translator based in Mexico City, though originally from the American Midwest. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books: China Channel, Georgia Review, Words Without Borders, Pathlight, and Massachusetts Review, among other publications.

His awards include the 2015 Bai Meigui Translation Prize (joint winner with Natascha Bruce) and the 2020 Jules Chametzky Translation Prize, and he holds a master's degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Southern California. Read an interview with Michael Day here.

Michael Day translated for READ PAPER REPUBLIC, week 30, 7 January 2015.


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Book Publications

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That We May Live

Chan Chi Wa, Chen Si'an, Tam Yee Lok, Dorothy (Hiu Hung) Tse, Yan Ge and Zhu Hui | Natascha Bruce, Michael Day, Audrey Heijns, Canaan Morse and Jeremy Tiang

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