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Ways of Going Home

Alejandro Zambra

Translated by Megan McDowell

‘It was hard for me to understand how someone could live alone.’

Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra was born in Santiago, Chile in 1975. He is the author of two books of poems, Bahía Inútil and Mudanza; a collection of essays, No leer; and three novels, Bonsái, which was awarded a Chilean Critics Award for best novel, The Private Lives of Trees, and Ways of Going Home, which was awarded the Altazor Prize, selected by The National Book Council as the best Chilean novel published during 2012, and won an English Pen Award. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and was elected to the Bogotá39 list.

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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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