Leslie Ray is a free-lance writer and translator living in Cambridge. His work as a writer is mainly about the socio-economic situation in Argentina, particularly land rights and indigenous issues. He has had articles published in The Linguist and History Today. In 2007, his book on the Mapuche people, Language of the Land, was published by IWGIA. He is currently working on a book about history and folk music.
He has been a translator since the mid-eighties and has translated books from Spanish and Italian into English, mainly in the fields of art and architecture.
He occasionally writes and performs songs and poems.