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Buda Flaite

Paulina Flores

Translated by Megan McDowell

Paulina Flores

Paulina Flores (1988) was born in Santiago, Chile. Her story collection Humiliation (Qué vergüenza) was published in English in 2019. Her first novel Isla decepción will be published in 2021. ‘Buda Flaite’ is the first chapter of what she hopes will become her next book.

Photograph © Rocío Aguirre

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Translated by Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell has translated many of the most important Latin American writers working today, including Samanta Schweblin, Alejandro Zambra, Mariana Enriquez, and Lina Meruane. Her translations have won the English PEN award, the Premio Valle-Inclán, and the Shirley Jackson Prize, and have been short- or long-listed four times for the International Booker Prize, and shortlisted once for the Kirkus Prize. In 2020 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short story translations have been featured in The New YorkerHarper'sThe Paris ReviewTin HouseMcSweeney’s, and Granta, among others. She lives in Santiago, Chile.

Photograph © Camila Valdés

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