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Heather Hughes

Editor for Translation Series and Distributed Books

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“I work closely with the editorial boards and translators of the Murty Classical Library of India, Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, and I Tatti Renaissance Library to present classics from around the globe in new English translations alongside authoritative editions of the original-language texts. With Sharmila Sen, I oversee aspects of editorial, production, and promotion for these iconic series, publishing everything from poetry to scientific treatises, from legal studies to biographies in support of their shared mission: bringing enduring masterpieces to new audiences of students, scholars, and avid readers. I am dedicated to publishing translations that bridge time, space, and cultures to expand the boundaries of literature.

In addition, I collaborate with Harvard University Press partners through our Distributed Book program, providing publishing expertise that supports in-depth scholarship and complex illustrated volumes. The Harvard University Asia Center, the Center for Hellenic Studies, the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Peabody Museum Press, and publishing initiatives at Harvard Law School are among our extensive list of distribution clients. I welcome new Distributed Book projects and partnerships.

I am also the acquisitions editor for select Harvard University Press titles in the humanities and social sciences, with recent publications in law, history, religion, political science, and cultural studies.”

Contact: @birdmaddgirl

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