Andrés Neuman was born 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.
“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, ENTRE PARÉNTESIS
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NOVEL, 1999. REWRITTEN EDITION, 2015
FINALIST HERRALDE NOVEL PRIZE 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...
NOVEL, 2003. REWRITTEN EDITION, 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 that...
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...
SHORT STORIES, 2013
FIRECRACKER AWARD - BEST FICTION BOOK 2016 These stories present memorable characters whose lives have taken a strange turn. In “Beauty” the voice of an extremely beautiful woman...
"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...
SHORT STORIES, 2011
A chair waiting for someone who never arrives. A shoe with an excellent memory. A mother who runs in her sleep. A couple in love with the things they don't do. A psychiatrist being treated by...
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;...
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...
SHORT STORIES, 2006
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...
SHORT STORIES, 2001. NEW EDITION, 2007
SHORT STORIES, 2000