Currently the Latin American editor for a commercial publication, Tim Girven has been engaged with Latin America for twenty-five years. He is a former Latin American editor of Index on Censorship and reviews’ editor for Travesia: A Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. In addition to having published in a diverse array of print media, he also works in radio and has produced a series of radio programmes on Latin American subjects for the London-based Resonance104.4fm. Tim is a founder of Ragpicker Press and co-editor of The Football Crónicas and Crude Words.
For Crude Words, Tim translated Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s foreword ‘To Read a Country’, Albinson Linares’ ‘The Living Ruins of the Tower of David’, Roberto Martinez Bachrich’s ‘While the Blood Dries’, Willy McKey’s ‘A Chronicle of Scarcity’, and Héctor Torres’ ‘What Do They Call Those Born in Chivacoa?’.
For The Football Crónicas, Tim translated ‘Run, Ghiggia, Run’ by Leonardo Haberkorn, and ‘Loyalty Card’ by José Pérez Reyes.