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My Chess Teacher

Ricardo Lísias

Translated by Daniel Hahn

‘The environment, however, wasn’t a hostile one. Though it was filled with the strangest guys in town, they were only there to play.’

Ricardo Lísias

Ricardo Lísias was born in São Paulo, and holds a PhD in Brazilian literature from São Paulo University. He is the author of two story collections and five novels, the latest of which is Divórcio (Divorce). His writing has been published in piauí, Granta Brazil and other publications. He was included in Granta 121: Best of Young Brazilian Novelists.

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Translated by Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with sixty-something books to his name. His translations include six novels by José Eduardo Agualusa, with whom he has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize and won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award. He is on the board of English PEN.

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