Andrés Neuman (1977) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he spent his childhood. The son of Argentine émigré musicians, he lives in Granada, Spain. He has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, where he taught Latin American literature. He was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and was included on the Bogotá-39 list. He is the author of numerous novels, short stories, poems, aphorisms, and travel books. His first novel translated into English, Traveler of the Century (published by FSG), won the Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize, and was selected among the books of the year by El País, El Mundo, The Guardian, The Independent, and Financial Times; it was also shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and received a Special Commendation from the jury of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His second novel translated into English, Talking to Ourselves (published by FSG), was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and for the Best Translated Book Award, shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and selected as number 1 among the Top 20 books of the year by Typographical Era. His book The Things We Don't Do, was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award and won the Firecracker Award for fiction, given by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses with the American Booksellers Association. His works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
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