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Pola Oloixarac on Julián Fuks

Julián Fuks & Pola Oloixarac

‘It is a rare pleasure to read Saer’s influence through the Brazilian music of Julián Fuks’ language, with his keen and almost obsessive eye for detail.’

Julián Fuks

Julián Fuks was born in São Paulo and is the son of Argentinian parents. He has worked as a reporter for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and as a reviewer for the magazine Cult. Fuks is the author of Fragmentos de Alberto, Ulisses, Carolina e eu (2004) and Histórias de literatura e cegueira (2007), which was a finalist for the Telecom Award as well as the Jabuti Award. His novel Procura do romance (2011) was shortlisted for the São Paulo Prize for Literature and longlisted for the Telecom Award. His latest novel, A resistência, was awarded the 2017 José Saramago Prize. He was one of Granta's Best of Young Brazilian Novelists in 2012.

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Pola Oloixarac

A writer and translator, Oloixarac's first novel, Las teorias salvajes, was published in Argentina (2008), Spain (2010) and Peru (2010) and will soon be translated into French, Dutch and Portuguese. In 2010 she was awarded the Argentinian National Endowment for the Arts and is currently in residence at the International Writing Program at the Unviersity of Iowa. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Buenos Aires and has written on culture and technology for various magazines. She has been writing since she was a child and likes taking bubble baths. Her blog is www.melpomenemag.blogspot.com.

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