Eduardo Berti

ARGENTINA, 1964

Eduardo Berti was born in Buenos Aires in 1964. He has been a member of OuLiPo (the famous group Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle founded by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais) since 2014. His first work of fiction, Los pájaros (The Birds, 1994) was praised by the critics and won a Grant-Award from Cultura Magazine. This was followed by two major novels: Agua (Water) and La mujer de Wakefield (Wakefield's Wife). The former was translated into French, English and Portuguese. La mujer de Wakefield was translated in Japan and France, where it was a finalist in the prestigious Fémina Prize for Best Book from Overseas. In 1998, he moved to Paris where he worked as a cultural journalist, a correspondent for different media outlets and a scriptwriter and taught courses in writing. In 2002, he published La vida imposible (The Impossible Life), whose translation into French received the Libralire-Fernando Aguirre Prize. Two years later he published Todos los Funes (All the Funes), with which he won the prestigious Premio Herralde. Hailed as one of the books of the year by the Times Literary Supplement, the work was translated into Korean and French. In recent years, Berti has combined his creative work (the novel La sombra del púgil (The Pugilist's Shadow) and the story collection Lo inolvidable (The Unforgettable) with translations of authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gustave Flaubert and Elizabeth Bowen. In 2011 he won the Emecé Prize and the Las Américas Prize for the Novel with his book El país imaginado (The Imagined Country, Impedimenta, 2012). He currently lives in Bordeaux.

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"One of the most original and talented novelists writing in Spanish today."
ALBERTO MANGUEL


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By Eduardo Berti

  • An Inventory of (invented) Inventions

    NARRATIVE, 2017

    An Inventory of (invented) Inventions is an enormous library of literary inventions: objects that only exist in fiction and other creations that first appeared in the pages of a book or the...

  • A Foreign Father

    NOVEL, 2016

    Two fathers and a silent, almost absent relationship with their only sons. Two families trying to understand the enigma of a foreign father. Immigrants who decide to reinvent themselves far from...

  • The Chinese Typewriter

    NOVEL, 2017

    People carrying strange objects on their bicycles, street vendors selling insect skewers, labyrinthine shopping centres, jammed motorways and the discovery at a flea market of an old,...

  • Imagined Country

    NOVEL, 2011

    LAS AMÉRICAS NOVEL AWARD 2012 EMECÉ NOVEL AWARD 2011 In a town in China, just before the Revolution, a fourteen-year-old little girl, called Ling, admires and adores...

  • The Unforgettable

    SHORT STORIES, 2010

    The first day at school. A pianist, who all of a sudden, forgets music. Dentures that speak on their own at night. An innocent lie that grows with time, just like a snowball. An obsessive diaries...

  • The boxer's shadow

    NOVEL, 2008

    A story of three obsessions: a boxer who longs to face again the only opponent who ever defeated him; an undeniable, practically forbidden love; and three children trying to get to know their...

  • All the Funes

    NOVEL, 2004

    FINALIST HERRALDE NOVEL PRIZA 2004 Half fantasy, half realism, packed with dreamlike motifs, outlandish adventures and meaningful nods towards Cortazar and Hitchcock, Borges and Roa Bastos,...

  • The impossible life

    SHORT STORIES, 2002

  • La mujer de Wakefield

    NOVEL, 1999

  • Water

    NOVEL, 1997

  • The birds

    SHORT STORIES, 1994

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