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Foreigners

Daniel Gascón

Translated by Anne McLean & Lucy Greaves

‘It would’ve been a magical moment if my neighbours hadn’t started fucking at that very second.’

Daniel Gascón

Daniel Gascón is a writer, translator and screenwriter from Zaragoza, Spain. He is the author of three collections of short stories, the first, La edad del pavo, (An Awkward Age), was published in 2001. 'Foreigners' is from El fumador pasivo (2005, The Passive Smoker). In November 2013, Mondadori published his first novel, Entresuelo.

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Translated by Anne McLean

Anne McLean has translated writings by, among others, Julio Cortázar, Tomás Eloy Martínez and Carmen Martín Gaite. Her translations of Soldiers and Salamis, The Speed of Light and The Tenant & The Motive by Javier Cercas are published by Bloomsbury.

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Translated by Lucy Greaves

Lucy Greaves has lived and worked in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Switzerland, and holds an MA in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia. She works as a freelance translator from Spanish, Portuguese and French, and she is based in Bristol, UK.

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