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Animalia

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

Translated by Frank Wynne

An excerpt from Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, born in 1981, is one of France’s most exciting and ambitious young writers. Animalia, his fourth novel, is his first to appear in English.

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Translated by Frank Wynne

Frank Wynne is an Irish literary translator. In a career spanning twenty years, he has translated numerous French and Hispanic authors, including Michel Houellebecq, Virginie Despentes, Javier Cercas and Emiliano Monge. A number of his translations have won prizes, including the International Dublin Literary Award, the Scott Moncrieff Prize and the Premio Valle-Inclán. Photograph © Nick Bradshaw

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