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Ruins in Reverse

Carlos Fonseca

Translated by Megan McDowell

Carlos Fonseca

Carlos Fonseca (1987) was born in San José, Costa Rica, but spent his teenage years in Puerto Rico. He is the author of the novels Colonel Lágrimas (Coronel Lágrimas) and Natural History (Museo animal), both translated into English by Megan McDowell. He teaches at Trinity College, Cambridge University.

Photograph © Gabriel Piovanetti-Ferrer

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Translated by Megan McDowell

Megan McDowell is an award-winning Spanish-language translator from Kentucky. She has translated books by Alejandro Zambra, Samanta Schweblin, Mariana Enríquez and Lina Meruane, among others, and her short story translations have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Harper’s and Tin House. She lives in Santiago, Chile.

Photograph © Camila Valdés

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