Allison Braden is a writer and Spanish translator based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia, where she developed an abiding and complex love for the South and its natural environment. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in international relations and Spanish. In 2013, she participated in The Carter Center's election observation mission to Venezuela and earned a Fulbright fellowship to study in Bangladesh. She holds a master's in Spanish translation from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she has also taught Spanish.
She is a contributing editor for Charlotte magazine, and previously served as a blog editor for Asymptote Journal and an editorial assistant for Translation and Interpreting Studies. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review, and The Daily Beast, among others, while her work in literary translation has appeared in The Massachusetts Review and Spanish and Portuguese Review. She focuses on fiction by women from the Southern Cone and is seeking publication for a collection of short stories by Chilean author Arelis Uribe.