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Users Manual

Julián Herbert

Translated by Rosalind Harvey

‘If you require further specifications, please consult your local supplier. They will be happy to help.’

Julián Herbert

Julián Herbert was born in Acapulco, Mexico. His works include several poetry collections, along with the novels Un mundo infiel (An Unfaithful World) and La casa del dolor ajeno (The House of the Pain of Others). His work has garnered numerous prizes, including the Gilberto Owen Poetry Prize and the Juan José Arreola Short Story award. 'Users Manual' is taken from the story collection Cocaina: Manual del Usuario (Cocaine: A User's Manual).    

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Translated by Rosalind Harvey

Rosalind Harvey translates from the Spanish. Her translation of Juan Pablo Villalobos’ novel Down the Rabbit Hole was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. Her co-translation of Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas was shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and longlisted for the 2014 IMPAC Award. She is a past committee member of the Translators Association, and founding member and chair of the Emerging Translators Network.

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