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Michel Laub

Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

‘I only stopped playing with him when he began biting the fingers of anyone who tried to pet him.’

Michel Laub

Michel Laub was born in Porto Alegre and currently lives in São Paulo. He is a journalist and the author of five novels. His latest book, Diário da queda (2011), received the Brasília Award, the Bravo!/ Bradesco Prize and the Erico Verissimo Award. It is being translated into Dutch, French, German and Spanish, and is forthcoming in English in the UK.

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Translated by Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa has translated many Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, among them Javier Marías, Bernardo Atxaga, Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago. In 2008, as first of a new Dedalus Euro Shorts series, she made the first-ever English translation of Julián Ayesta's Helena, or The Sea in Summer.

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