Rodrigo Fresán was born in Buenos Aires in 1963 and has lived in Barcelona since 1999. He is the author of Historia argentina, Vidas de santos, Trabajos manuales, Esperanto, La velocidad de las cosas, and more. Translations into English include Kensington Gardens (Natasha Wimmer, FSG), The Bottom of the Sky (Will Vanderhyden, Open Letter), and The Invented Part (Vanderhyden, Open Letter).‘Never Neverland’, published in Granta 88, is an excerpt from his novel, Kensington Gardens. In 2017 Fresán was awarded the Prix Roger Callois in France for the entirety of his body of work. He was a judge for Granta 155: Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists.
Rodrigo Fresán on Granta.com
Notes Toward the Memoirs of a Book Thief
‘There’s never enough money to buy all the books we need to read or simply admire, hold, caress, knowing that we have them, that they’re ours.’
Non-fiction by Rodrigo Fresán, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer.