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NWR Issue 99

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Author with paternal grandfather Mario, photo courtesy Andres Neuman

‘New Man, Neuman, An Argentinian Family Memoir’ by Andrés Neuman, translated by Richard Gwyn:

‘It’s not known for certain whether it was Jacobo himself, or maybe his father, maybe his grandfather. But Jacobo’s surname, my own surname, came about through trickery. It’s possible that in some part of the world, a distant family member still knows the precise facts. I prefer sticking to the version I heard as a child: the one that tells the story of judicious treason and intelligent cowardice.’

Andrés Neuman's novel Traveller of the Century, translated by Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia, is a contender for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, announced in 5 days time on 20 May.

Richard Gwyn curates Fiction Fiesta at Cardiff University this weekend. Andrés Neuman is one of the guests at this carnival of translation and the literatures of Latin America and Wales.


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