Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala, 1971) has published books of fiction and his work has been translated to English, German, French, Italian, Serbian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese, and is soon to be translated to Croatian. In 2007, he was named one of the thirty-nine best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival. In 2011, he received a Guggenheim grant, and in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Roger Caillois Prize for Latin American Literature in France. As a result of his own biography, Halfon deals with themes of Jewish narrative in his books, connecting identities and experiences, as in Duelo [Duel] (2017), Monasterio [Monastery] (2016), Signor Hoffman (2015), and The Polish Boxer (2008).


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