The Intoxicated Years | Mariana Enríquez | Granta Magazine

The Intoxicated Years

Mariana Enríquez

Translated by Megan McDowell

‘They cried as if they weren’t to blame for any of it. We hated innocent people.’

Mariana Enríquez

Mariana Enriquez is an award-winning Argentine novelist and journalist whose work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the author of Things We Lost in the Fire, and her novel Our Share of the Night, which was awarded the prestigious 2019 Premio Herralde de Novela, will be published by Granta Books in 2022.

More about the author →

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

More about the translator →