César Aira

César Aira is a writer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published more than 90 books and has been shortlisted for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the Man Booker International Prize. His most recent book, Birthday, was published by New Directions in February; El Presidente (The President) is forthcoming with Mansalva. 

The leading Argentinian novelist recalls the cruelty of his hometown’s self-designated cultural curator: his mother

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