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A Perfect Cemetery

Federico Falco

Translated by Jennifer Croft

An excerpt from Federico Falco’s story collection A Perfect Cemetery.

Federico Falco

Federico Falco (General Cabrera, Córdoba, Argentina, 1977) is the author of four collections of short stories, a book of poems and the novel Cielos de Córdoba (Córdoba Skies). He holds a BA in Communications from Blas Pascal University in Argentina and an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. In 2010 Granta selected him as one of the Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, and in 2017 the story ‘Silvi and the Her Dark Night’ was a finalist for the García Márquez Short Story Prize. Falco is currently the director of Chai Editora, dedicated to publishing short stories by contemporary Argentinian authors. His forthcoming novel, Los Llanos (The Plains) was recently finalist of the Herralde Prize (2020). He lives in Buenos Aires and A Perfect Cemetery is his first book to appear in English.

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Translated by Jennifer Croft

Jennifer Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras (Snakes and Ladders) and the co-winner with Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk of the International Booker Prize for the novel Flights. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review Daily,the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Tin House, BOMB, n+1, Guernica, the Guardian,the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere.

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