Work: New Directions Publishing (1971-present). Position: Executive Vice President, Editor of César Aira. For over 40 years at New Directions I have worked in nearly every capacity. For the last two decades I had been the Publicity Director, and managed all aspects of New Directions’ advertising, marketing, catalog production and galley mailings. I cultivated reviewers in order to attract attention for our books, many of them in translation. My current position allows me to work on the financial side of our business. My knowledge of Spanish allows me to read manuscripts from Spain and Latin America. It’s been especially fun to edit César Aira here because we’ve had the advantage of excellent translators: Chris Andrews for AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF A LANDSCAPE PAINTER, HOW I BECAME A NUN, GHOSTS and VARAMO; Katherine Silver for, THE LITERARY CONFERENCE, CONVERSATIONS and THE MIRACLE CURES OF DR. AIRA; and a newcomer, Roselie Knecht for the first English edition of THE SEAMSTRESS AND THE WIND. I have also edited Anna Kushner’s translations of Guillermo Rosales’ THE HALFWAY HOUSE, and LEAPFROG. New Directions Publishing was founded in 1936 by James Laughlin. We are best known for our avant-garde poetry list and for one of America’s leading lists of literary modern fiction in translation from all over the world. Our Spanish language authors include Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Homero Aridjis, Coral Bracho, Nicanor Parra, Octavio Paz, Ernesto Cardenal, Julio Cortázar, Vincente Huidobro, Enrique Lihn, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Federico García Lorca. Most recently we are the first in the U.S. to publish Roberto Bolaño, Javier Marías, César Aira, Evelio Rosero, and Guillermo Rosales. Education: Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, BA in English/Spanish 1971 Junior/Senior Year Abroad: University of Madrid with Georgetown University (1970-1971).
Nació en Buenos Aires en 1963 y vive en Barcelona desde 1999. Es autor de los libros --traducidos a varios idiomas-- Historia argentina, Vidas de santos, Trabajos manuales, Esperanto, La velocidad de las cosas, Mantra, Jardines de Kensington, El fondo del cielo y La parte inventada, así como colaborador habitual en diferentes medios periodísticos españoles y extranjeros.