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Roberto Bolaño

Translated by Natasha Wimmer

‘I said to myself that maybe he wasn’t about to die.’

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean writer and poet, posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Cricle Award for his novel 2666. Los detectives salvajes (The Savage Detectives) won the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize.

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Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Natasha Wimmer translates from the Spanish. Her translations include Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, The Savage DetectivesAntwerp and Between Parentheses and Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Way to ParadiseThe Language of Passion and Letters to a Young Novelist. She is currently translating a collection of Bolaño’s essays and will translate his novel The Third Reich

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