He was born in 1971 in Guatemala. Throughout his career, he has published fifteen fiction books, which were translated into more than twelve languages. In 2007, he was named one of the 39 best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival in Bogotá. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and won the prestigious Roger Caillois Prize for Latin American Literature published in France in 2015. His novel Mourning was awarded the Premio de las Librerías de Navarra (Spain), the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (France), the Edward Lewis Wallant Award (USA) and the International Latino Book Award (USA). His latest novel Canción (2021) won the Premio Cálamo Extraordinario. In 2018, the author received the Premio Nacional de Literatura de Guatemala, his country's most prestigious literary award. Two of his short novels have been published in Polish as a joint publication entitled Klasztor. Żałoba (translated by Tomasz Pindel).
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Thursday, 26 October
One Cannot Go Back Home. A meeting with Eduard Halfon
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