A rare thing in the book industry, Edith Grossman is such an accomplished translator that her name has become synonymous with quality Spanish translation in recent years. Her translations of Living to Tell the Tale, the autobiography by García Márquez, and Don Quixote, Cervantes' enduring classic, have both landed on bestseller lists and been heralded as the cream of the crop. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California at Berkeley and New York University where she holds a doctorate in Latin American literature, Grossman spent time in Spain in 1963 on a Fulbright scholarship and has been translating Latin America's most respected writers ever since. She has been working with García Márquez for more than 15 years, first translating Love in the Time of Cholera when the author decided he needed a new translator in 1988. She lives in New York City.