Almino joins LA Times Image as deputy editor

Elisa Wouk Almino

The following excerpt announcement was sent on behalf of LA Times Image editor Ian Blair:

Elisa Wouk Almino has joined Image as deputy editor. She will help Image redouble its efforts to tell stories that reflect the diversity and multifaceted brilliance of Los Angeles. She’s also going to help expand how the magazine authentically captures fashion, culture and style in the city.

In addition to her work as a writer and editor, Wouk Almino is a teacher and literary translator from Portuguese.

You can find her writing in Hyperallergic, the Los Angeles Times, the Paris Review Daily, Literary Hub, NYR Daily, the Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica magazine and other places.

Before joining Image and the LA Times, Wouk Almino was a senior editor at Hyperallergic. In 2018, she relocated from New York to Los Angeles to launch Hyperallergic’s West Coast branch.

She has served as a judge for several writing and artist awards, including the Best Translated Book Award, Aint-Bad’s 15th issue, UCLA’s Allegra Johnson Prize and the Efroymson Arts Fellowship. She has been awarded writing residencies at Art Omi (2022, 2015), Tin House (2022) and the Fondation Jan Michalski in Switzerland (2019), and she was a 2021 recipient of the Mae Fellowship, a virtual program providing support for women and nonbinary writers working on their first books.

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