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Notes Toward the Memoirs of a Book Thief

Rodrigo Fresán

Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Rodrigo Fresán

Rodrigo Fresán was born in Buenos Aires in 1963 and has lived in Barcelona since 1999. He is the author of Historia argentinaVidas de santosTrabajos manualesEsperantoLa 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.

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Translated by Natasha Wimmer

Natasha Wimmer translates from the Spanish. Her translations include Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, The Savage DetectivesAntwerp and Between Parentheses and Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Way to ParadiseThe Language of Passion and Letters to a Young Novelist. She is currently translating a collection of Bolaño’s essays and will translate his novel The Third Reich

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