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Javier Monteswon the Jose Maria de Pereda Award for his first novel, Los penultimos, which he followed withSegunda parte, and La vida de hotel, now in English-language translation as The Hotel Life. Along with Andres Barba he won the Anagrama de Ensayo Award forLa Ceremonia del Porno, and also co-edited and participated in After Henry James, a collection of novellas based on James' notebooks. In 2010, Granta included him on their issue The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and his stories have appeared in numerous collections includingPuros CuentosandLife in Cities. An Anthology of European Contemporary Writers. He is a regular contributor to publications includingABC, El Pais, Letras Libres, Granta, Artnews, Revista de Occidente, Letra InternacionalandArquitectura Viva, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including "Beckett Films" at the CAAC in 2011. Montes has translated works by Shakespeare, Dickens, Apollinaire, Mary Robison and Rachid O. and has also been a lecturer in Art History at the Spanish College in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).
Frank Wynne is a writer and award-winning literary translator. Born in Ireland he has lived and worked in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Buenos Aires and currently lives in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has translated more than a dozen major novels, among them the works of Michel Houellebecq, Frederic Beigbeder, Pierre Merot and the Ivorian novelist Ahmadou Kourouma. A journalist and broadcaster, he has written for the "Sunday Times," the "Independent," the "Irish Times," "Melody Maker," and "Time Out,"
"I'm not a fan of mysteries," says Isabel Allende. Strange words indeed from a woman whose mystery novel Ripper hits bookshelves this month. The renowned Chilean author talks about taking on a new genre and making it her own. More at NPR.org
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