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Sirens

Jorge Consiglio

Translated by Carolina Orloff & Fionn Petch

‘A knock-off Conrad. He’d drive us to school in his car.’

Jorge Consiglio

Jorge Consiglio is an award-winning poet, narrator and essayist, born in Buenos Aires in 1962. He is the author of five novels and three story collections, including Gramática de la sombra (Grammar of the Shadows), Tres Monedas (Three Coins) and Villa del Parque (Southerly).

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Translated by Carolina Orloff

Originally from Buenos Aires and now based in Edinburgh, Carolina Orloff is an experienced translator and researcher in Latin American literature, who has published extensively on literature, cinema, politics and translation theory. In 2016, after obtaining her PhD and working in the academic sector for several years, Carolina co-founded Charco Press where she acts as publishing director and main editor. She is also the co-translator of Ariana Harwicz’s Die, My Love, one of Charco’s inaugural titles, longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize and shortlisted for the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize. Her co-translation of Harwicz’s second novel, Feebleminded, is published in May 2019.

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Translated by Fionn Petch

Fionn Petch was born in Scotland, lived in Mexico City for twelve years, and is now based in Berlin. He translates fiction, poetry and plays from the Spanish and the French, and also specialises in books and exhibition catalogues on art and architecture. He has curated multidisciplinary exhibitions, and worked for film and literature festivals. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), on the concept of persuasion in early Greek thought. He’s the translator of Fireflies by Luis Sagasti and The Distance Between Us by Renato Cisneros, both published by Charco Press.

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