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Chris Andrews was born in Newcastle, Australia, in 1962. As well as translating books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions, he has published a critical study (Poetry and Cosmogony: Science in the Writing of Queneau and Ponge, Rodopi, 1999) and a collection of poems (Cut Lunch, Indigo, 2002).
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César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. Perhaps one of the most prolific writers in Argentina, and certainly one of the most talked about in Latin America, Aira has published more than eighty books to date in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, and Spain, which have been translated for France, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Romania, Russia, and the United States.
December 8, 2016

Two Voices Salon: Chris Andrews on César Aira

Center for the Art of Translation | 582 Market Street, Suite 700 | San Francisco, CA

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On Thursday, December 8, translator Chris Andrews discussed his in-depth and wide-ranging work with Argentine maestro César Aira on the occasion of the publication of Aira’s Ema the Captive in Andrews’s translation. Andrews spoke with Two Lines Press Senior Editor Scott Esposito.

The author of over 80 books in his native Spanish, Aira has seen more than a dozen of them translated into English in recent years as his reputation has caught fire. Andrews will provide rare insight into Aira’s surreal and playful works, while also discussing the sizable challenges an author like Aira presents.

Translator
Chris Andrews was born in Newcastle, Australia, in 1962. As well as translating books by Roberto Bolaño and César Aira for New Directions, he has published a critical study (Poetry and Cosmogony: Science in the Writing of Queneau and Ponge, Rodopi, 1999) and a collection of poems (Cut Lunch, Indigo, 2002).
Author
César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. Perhaps one of the most prolific writers in Argentina, and certainly one of the most talked about in Latin America, Aira has published more than eighty books to date in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, and Spain, which have been translated for France, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Romania, Russia, and the United States.