The Instant of Passage | Mathias Énard | Granta Magazine

The Instant of Passage

Mathias Énard

Translated by Charlotte Mandell

‘Praying for the unknown dead, for the vague remains of the existences of total strangers, was sadly abstract.’

Mathias Énard

Mathias Énard is a French author living in Barcelona. His latest novel, Compass, won the Prix Goncourt when it was published in France, and was later nominated for the International Man Booker Prize. Four of Enard’s books have appeared in English, all translated by Charlotte Mandell and published in the UK by Fitzcarraldo Editions: Zone, Compass, Street of Thieves, and Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants.

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Translated by Charlotte Mandell

Charlotte Mandell has translated fiction, poetry, and philosophy from the French, including works by Proust, Flaubert, Genet, Maupassant, Blanchot, and many other distinguished authors. She has received many accolades and awards for her translations, including a Literature Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for Zone, by Mathias Enard.

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