Andrés Neuman

ARGENTINA, 1977

Andrés Neuman was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he spent his childhood. Son of emigrant musicians, he lives in Granada, Spain. He has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, where he worked as a teacher of Spanish American literature. Through a vote called by the Hay Festival, he was included on the Bogotá-39 list among the most outstanding young Latin American authors. Later he was selected by Granta as one of the Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists. At the age of 22 he published his first novel, Bariloche, distinguished as First Finalist in the Herralde Prize and selected as one of the best 10 novels of the year by the national newspaper El Mundo. His following novels were La vida en las ventanas and Una vez Argentina, again First Finalist in the Herralde Prize. His fourth novel, El viajero del siglo (Traveller of the Century), translated to 10 languages, won the Alfaguara Prize, was selected as one of the 5 best novels of the year in Spanish language by the critics of El País and El Mundo, and later achieved the prestigious National Critics Prize, organized annually by the Spanish Literary Critics Association. He has also published three books of short stories: El que espera, El último minuto and Alumbramiento. As a poet, he has published several books of poems, all of them later gathered in the volume Década. He is also author of a book of aphorisms, El equilibrista, and of a travel book about Latin America, Cómo viajar sin ver.

 

Andrés Neuman is one of the BEST YOUNG SPANISH AUTHORS according to GRANTA selection.

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Press report in World Literature Today

“Touched by grace. No good reader will miss in his work something than can only be found in the best literature, that of true poets. The literature of the 21st century will belong to Neuman and a few of his blood brothers." ROBERTO BOLAÑO

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By Andrés Neuman

  • Once in Argentina

    NOVEL, 2014

    FINALIST HERRALDE NOVEL PRIZE 2003 "I have a letter and a restless memory." One day, the narrator is surprised to receive a letter from his grandmother, beginning a literary adventure...

  • The End of Reading

    SHORT STORIES, 2013

    These stories present memorable characters whose lives have taken a strange turn. In “Beauty” the voice of an extremely beautiful woman explores the paradoxes of perfection. In...

  • Barbarisms

    APHORISMS, 2014

    A mixture of poetry, aphorisms, phrases and microstories. Short pieces full of humour, ideology, and literature; Andrés Neuman in a nutshell. What is the act of naming? How significant...

  • Talking to Ourselves

    NOVEL, 2012

    "I had to do it like that. I needed to create a memory for you." A journey. Two triangles, three voices. A matriarchal twist on the road movie: father and son set out together on the open...

  • How to Travel without Seeing

    NON FICTION, 2010

    How to Travel Without Seeing (Latin America in Transit) is a dizzying tour of 19 countries as seen through poetic, aphoristic eyes. Andrés Neuman offers us a fun and surprising diary;...

  • Traveler of the Century

    NOVEL, 2009

    ALFAGUARA NOVEL PRIZE 2009 NATIONAL CRITICS PRIZE 2010 An unpleasant night. A mysterious traveller. A maze-like small city where seems impossible to get one's bearings. Just when the...

  • Mística abajo

    POETRY, 2008

  • Década

    POETRY, 2008

  • The Last Minute

    SHORT STORIES, 2001. NEW EDITION, 2007

  • Sonetos del extraño

    POETRY, 2007

  • Alumbramiento

    SHORT STORIES, 2006

  • El equilibrista

    ESSAY, 2005

  • Life in the windows

    NOVEL, 2002

    Net, a young student in the provinces, is beset by boredom and alienation. He can only find relief from his inner solitude by writing emails to his ex-girlfriend Marina, the only person who seems...

  • El tobogán

    POETRY, 2002

  • El jugador de billar

    POETRY, 2000

  • El que espera

    SHORT STORIES, 2000

  • Bariloche

    NOVEL, 1999

    Demetrio Rota, a rubbish collector from Buenos Aires, sleeps in the afternoons and does puzzles at night before leaving for work. His everyday life is dull and beset by inertia. And yet, through...

  • Métodos de la noche

    POETRY, 1998

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