NEA GRANT FOR THE TRANSLATION OF HUMO
To support the translation from the Spanish of the historical novel Smoke by Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán. The author of three novels, five short story collections, essays, and plays for both the stage and the radio, and a former professional basketball player in Switzerland and Paraguay, Alemán is a leading innovative figure in Latin American literature whose honors include two Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prizes, one for her novel Smoke, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Smoke, published in 2017, is set in Paraguay and includes historical elements ranging from the Chaco War with Bolivia in the 1930s to the Ycuá Bolaños supermarket fire of 2004 that took the lives of more than 400 people. This will be the novel's first appearance in English.
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