A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Eduardo Halfon has been published by Granta, interviewed by The Believer, featured at the Wordstock Festival, lauded by Francisco Goldman, named one of best young Latin American writers, and included among authors like Paul Harding, Alison Bechdel, Yann Martel, David Shields, and Nathan Englander in the University of Iowa's "On the Fly: Writers on Writing" series. To say that his English-language debut is "eagerly anticipated" would be an understatement.
Like other bestselling and award-winning Bellevue Literary Press fiction -The Sojourn, Tinkers, Widow-this book is a semi-autobiographical literary gem based on the author's family stories. It is about roots, about origins: the subtly subversive longing for lost identity, the emotionally treacherous territory of cultural exile, and the lingering legacy of history's atrocities.
Although this is a work in translation, Halfon is fluent in English, lives in the U.S., makes frequent appearances at literary festivals, and has taught at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and, with the support of Words Without Borders, at the June Jordan School in San Francisco.