A citizen of the United States, France and Spain, Hélène Cardona is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Greek and Italian. Born in Paris of a Greek mother and Spanish father and raised all over Europe, she studied English Philology and Literature in Cambridge, England (Royal Society of Arts Translation Diploma); Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe-Institut in Bremen, Germany, and Paris.
She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her MA in American Literature. She worked as a translator/interpreter for the Canadian Embassy and taught at the École Active Bilingue in Paris and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
A poet, literary translator, actor, and dream analyst, Hélène is the recipient of over 20 awards and honors, including a Hemingway Grant and the International and Best Book Awards.