Andrés Neuman

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Andrés Neuman (Madrid, October 2012)

Andrés Neuman (born January 28, 1977) is a Spanish-Argentine writer, poet, translator, columnist and blogger.

The son of Argentine émigré musicians. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a mother of Italian and Spanish descent and a father of German-Jewish descent. He spent his childhood in Buenos Aires, although he currently lives in Granada, Spain. He has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, where he also taught Latin American literature. He holds both Argentine and Spanish citizenships.

Through a vote called by the Hay Festival, Neuman was selected among the most outstanding young Latin American authors, being included on the Bogotá39 list [14]. Later he was selected by the British literary magazine Granta as one of the 22 Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists.[1] His fourth novel, the award-winning Traveller of the Century, first to be published in English, was selected among the best books of the year by The Guardian [15], The Independent [16] and Financial Times [17]. This novel was also shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize,[2] achieving a Special Commendation from the jury; as well as shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award,[3] being named one of "the two frontrunners who so sure-footedly outpaced the strong pack", according to an article written by the jury for The Guardian. His next works translated into English were the novel Talking to Ourselves[4] and the book of stories The Things We Don't Do.[5]

In one of the essays of his book Entre paréntesis (Between Parentheses), the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño stated about Neuman: "He has a gift. No good reader will fail to perceive in these pages something that can only be found in great literature, that which is written by true poets. The literature of the twenty-first century will belong to Neuman and to a handful of his blood brothers".[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

List of works[edit]

Novels
Poetry
  • Métodos de la noche (1998) (Night Methods). Madrid: Ediciones Hiperión. ISBN 84-7517-617-8. Antonio Carvajal Young Poetry Prize.
  • El jugador de billar (2000) (The Pool Player). Valencia: Editorial Pre-Textos. ISBN 84-8191-353-7.
  • El tobogán (2002) (The Toboggan). Madrid: Ediciones Hiperión. ISBN 84-7517-727-1. Hiperión Poetry Prize.
  • Mística abajo (2008) (Down Mystic). Barcelona: Editorial Acantilado. ISBN 978-84-96834-40-8.
  • Década. Poesía 1997-2007 (2008) (Decade. Poetry 1997-2007). Barcelona: Editorial Acantilado. ISBN 978-84-96834-82-8.
  • No sé por qué y Patio de locos (2013). Valencia: Editorial Pre-Textos. 978-84-15576-47-1.
Short stories
Others

English translations[edit]

  • Traveller of the Century (2012, UK, Pushkin Press). 978-1906548667. [20]. Translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza García.
  • Traveler of the Century (2012, USA, Farrar, Straus and Giroux). 978-0374119393. [21].
  • Talking to Ourselves (2014, UK, Pushkin Press). 978-1782270553. [22]. Translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza García.
  • Talking to Ourselves (2014, USA, Farrar, Straus and Giroux). 978-0374167530 [23].
  • The Things We Don't Do (2014, UK, Pushkin Press). 978-1782270737. [24]. Translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza García.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times article: Granta names 22 Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists [1].
  2. ^ Booktrust: A steamy tale of love between two translators makes the shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize [2]
  3. ^ Ten books shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award [3].
  4. ^ The New York Times article: Andres Neuman's new novel is Talking to Ourselves [4].
  5. ^ We Love This Book review on The Things We Don't Do [5].
  6. ^ Bolaño, Roberto: Entre paréntesis (Between Parentheses), Anagrama, Barcelona, 2004, page 149. English edition: Between Parentheses, translated by Natasha Wimmer. New Directions, USA, 2011.
  7. ^ Basanta, Ángel: Review of Bariloche, El Mundo, 19 December 1999 [6].
  8. ^ "The Ten Nobels of 2000", El Mundo, 28 June 2009 [7].
  9. ^ List of winners of the Hiperión Poetry Prize es:Premio Hiperión
  10. ^ García Posada, Miguel: "La hora de la consagración", ABC, 18 July 2009 [8].
  11. ^ El País news: Andrés Neuman gana el premio de la crítica [9].
  12. ^ Booktrust: A steamy tale of love between two translators makes the shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize [10].
  13. ^ The Independent news: Special commendation: A home for imagination [11].
  14. ^ 2013 Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist [12].
  15. ^ Ten books shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award [13].

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