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César Aira

César Aira is a translator as well as the author of around 80 books of his own – so far. He declared that he might have become a painter if it weren’t so difficult (‘the paint, the brushes, having to […]

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Haroldo Conti

Photo Credit: © Marcelo Conti Haroldo Conti was born in the province of Buenos Aires in 1925. He studied at a Salesian school and a Jesuit seminary before graduating with a degree in philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires. In […]

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Yuri Herrera

Born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970, Yuri Herrera studied Politics in Mexico, Creative Writing in El Paso and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, was […]


Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel was born in 1966 in Equatorial Guinea, Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country. His parents were from the remote Annobón Island, off the African coast. His books include the novel Avión de Ricos, Ladrón De Cerdos (The Pig […]

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Lucía Etxebarria

Lucía Etxebarria was born in Valencia in 1966 and has a daughter, a dog, three tattoos and innumerable scars of both the visible and invisible variety. She has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Aberdeen and her […]


Ricardo Menéndez Salmón

Ricardo Menéndez Salmón was born in Gijón, Asturias in 1971 and has been hailed as one of the most interesting and profound writers of contemporary Spanish fiction. He writes for newspapers such as El País and a range of literary […]

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Carlos Gamerro

Carlos Gamerro is one of the best-known and most highly regarded contemporary Argentine writers. Born in Buenos Aires in 1962, he has published six works of fiction, including the novel The Islands.

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Antonio Ungar

Born in Bogotá is 1974, Antonio Ungar has published six books, incl. Tres ataúdes blancos (Three White Coffins), which was awarded the Premio Herralde in 2010. He was also included in the Bogotá 39. Ungar professes to be a nomad with no specific national identity.

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Abilio Estévez

El navegante dormido by Abilio Estevez is one of the And Other Stories reading group books for our winter 2011-12 Spanish-language group. He is a prize-winning Cuban writer living in exile in Barcelona.

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Carmen Boullosa

El complot de los Románticos by Carmen Boullosa is one of the And Other Stories reading group books for our winter 2011-12 Spanish-language group. She is a Mexican novelist, poet and playwright whose writing has been praised by writers including Carlos Fuentes, Elena Poniatowska and Roberto Bolaño.

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