Lia Swope Mitchell is a writer and translator from Minneapolis, with a PhD in French from the University of Minnesota. She defended her dissertation, “Imagining Bodies: Technological Visions of Displaced Minds in French Speculative Fiction,” in May 2019. Lia’s fiction has appeared in magazines such as 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 Solo Viola will be available from the University of Minnesota Press in May 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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