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Reading Comprehension: Text No. 2

Alejandro Zambra

Translated by Megan McDowell

‘Which of the following famous phrases best reflects the meaning of the text?’

Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra is the author of two poetry collections, a book of essays and three novels, including Ways of Going Home. He was one of Granta’s Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists in 2010. He lives in Santiago and is a literature professor at Diego Portales University. ‘Reading Comprehension: Text No. 2’ is taken from Multiple Choice, forthcoming from Granta Books in the UK and Penguin Books in the US in 2016.  

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Translated by Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell translates from the Spanish. Her translations of Alejandro Zambra have appeared in several publications, including the New Yorker, Harper’s, Words Without Borders and the Paris Review. She lives in Santiago.

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