Rodrigo Fresán


Rodrigo Fresán (Buenos Aires, 1963) is an Argentine writer. His first book, Historia Argentina [Argentine history], spent six months on the bestseller list and was chosen by critics as the stand-out narrative work of 1991. He is the author of Vidas de santos [Lives of saints], Trabajos manuales [Manual labors], EsperantoLa velocidad de las cosas [The speed of things], MantraKensington Gardens, The Bottom of the SkyThe Invented Part, and The Dreamed Part. Fresán's works have established him as one of the finest Argentine writers of comtemporary literature. He also published regularly in the paper Página/12 and frequently writes works of literary criticism for the journal Letras Libres and the cultural supplement of the paper ABC. He has worked in Spain as a translator and journalist. His books have been translated into several languages. Fresán has lived in Barcelona since 1999, and he has prefaced, annotated, and translated works by Ann Beattie, Anthony Burgess, John Cheever, Ford Madox Ford, Denis Johnson, and Carson McCullers, among others. He presently writes in several media and directs the Roja & Negra detective literature collection.


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