Lia Swope Mitchell is a writer and translator from Minneapolis, with a PhD in French from the University of Minnesota. Her fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Apex, Shimmer, Terraform, and Cosmos, among other places. Her translation of Georges Didi-Huberman’s Survival of the Fireflies was released as part of the Univocal series at the University of Minnesota Press in September 2018. Her translation of Antoine Volodine’s post-exotic novel Alto Solo, titled Solo Viola in English, is forthcoming in February of 2021.


getting Down With Art (by Ben Vautier) at the Walker Art Center


April 2020: Q&A with Asimov’s about “Rena in the Desert” and general writing issues

July 2015: with Midwestern Gothic about reading, writing, and the Midwest

December 2015: with Alan Baxter on “Empty Cars,” horror fiction, and octopi


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