Emiliano Monge (Mexico City, 1978) studied Political Science at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, where he also taught until his move to Barcelona, where he currently resides. Though he has worked as a book and magazine editor, at present, he fully dedicates his time to this writing. His first short story collection Arrastrar esa sombra was published in 2008, followed by the novel Morirse de memoria; both were finalists for the Antonin Artaud award. With a wide array of non-fiction essays, reportage and book reviews, he has been an ongoing contributor to the Spanish newspaper El País, the Mexican newspaper Reforma, and prestigious magazines such as Letras Libres and Gatopardo. He was the two-time recipient of the Conaculta award Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, and is now a member of the “Orden del Finnegans”, a group of Spanish writers that gather annually on Bloomsday in Dublin in honour of Joyce’s Ulysses.
By Emiliano Monge
Translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead
Described as “a literary atomic bomb” (Luisán Gámez), the Mexican literary star Emiliano Monge’s English-language debut is the Latin American incarnation of Cormac McCarthy: an artistically daring, gorgeously wrought and eviscerating novel of biblical violence as told through the story of a man “who, unbeknownst to him, was his century.”
Paperback list price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061348 • Publication: 6/26/2018 • 5.5" x 8.25" • 256 Pages • Fiction: Literary / Mexican • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632061355
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