An Ounce of Gold and Máxima Acuña Atalaya | Joseph Zárate | Granta

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An Ounce of Gold and Máxima Acuña Atalaya

Joseph Zárate

Translated by Annie McDermott

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Joseph Zárate

JOSEPH ZÁRATE received the Gabriel García Márquez Award in 2018 and the Ortega y Gasset Prize in 2016. He has served as deputy editor of the magazines Etiqueta Negra and Etiqueta Verde and was awarded a 2018 Ochberg Fellowship by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma of the School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York. Wars of the Interior was named one of the best books of 2018 by the New York Times in Spanish and by Deutsche Welle.

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Translated by Annie McDermott

Annie McDermott translates fiction and poetry from Spanish and Portuguese. She has previously lived and worked in Mexico City, Mexico and São Paulo, Brazil, and is now based in London. Her translations include Empty Words and The Luminous Novel, by the Uruguayan writer Mario Levrero, and City of Ulysses by Teolinda Gersão, co-translated with Jethro Soutar.

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Masterful storytelling. Peru's environmental conflicts are rooted in different concepts of development and different understandings of people's relationship with the land. Joseph Zárate explores these complexities through the lives of individuals who are forced to face these conflicts with the courage - and the contradictions - of their convictions

Barbara Fraser, Editor, EarthBeat

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