Jamie Richards is a literary translator from Italian, with occasional forays into Spanish, Greek, and German. Born and raised in suburban Los Angeles, she earned her BA in English from Scripps College, with a semester's study at Temple University, Rome, and went on to complete an MFA in literary translation at the University of Iowa and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Oregon. She is the recipient of a 2021 NEA translation grant to translate the neglected Italian classic, Dolores Prato's Giù la piazza non c'è nessuno, which is still in the works, alongside a number of other projects. Most recently, she was the Spring 2023 translator-in-residence at the University of Iowa, and she is a judge for the 2023 Italian Prose in Translation Award. She is currently based in Southern California after many years in Milan.