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Notes Toward the Memoirs of a Book Thief

Rodrigo Fresán

Translated by Natasha Wimmer

‘There’s never enough money to buy all the books we need to read or simply admire, hold, caress, knowing that we have them, that they’re ours.’

Rodrigo Fresán

Rodrigo Fresán was born in Argentina and now lives in Barcelona. ‘Never Neverland’, published in Granta 88, was taken from his most recent novel, Kensington Gardens (Faber).

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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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