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Dick Cluster

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Contributor

Dick Cluster

Dick Cluster is the author of the novels Return to SenderRepulse Monkey, and Obligations of the Bone, as well as History of Havana (with Rafael Hernández), a social history of the Cuban capital. He has translated a wide range of contemporary Cuban fiction writers, including Raúl Águiar, Aida Bahr, Josefina de Diego, Pedro de Jesús, Mylene Fernández-Pintado, Leonardo Padura, Abel Prieto, and Mirta Yáñez, as well as writing from Mexico, South America, and Spain. His most recent translation is Gabriela Alemán’s Poso Wells (City Lights Publishers, 2018). Kill the Ámpaya!, his collection of translations of baseball-related fiction from the Caribbean and Central America, was published in 2017 by Mandel Vilar Press and won the 2018 Northern California Book Award for fiction translation.

Articles by Dick Cluster

First Read—From “Poso Wells”
By Gabriela Alemán
In Gabriela Alemán’s Poso Wells, translated from the Spanish by Dick Cluster and forthcoming with City Lights Publishers, a journalist explores the disappearance of a leading presidential…
Translated by Dick Cluster
From the Translator: Fictions of the Cuban Diamond
By Dick Cluster
Image: Cuba vs. Puerto Rico at the 1986 Baseball World Cup. Wikimedia Commons.Dick Cluster’s translation of Eduardo del Llano’s “Swimming Upstream” appears…
Swimming Upstream
By Eduardo del Llano
“For me to answer that, you’d have to prove that baseball players have souls.”
Translated from Spanish by Dick Cluster
Multilingual
Royalty Check
By Mylene Fernández Pintado
Elementary: The robber who knows his penal codes and his percentages also knows about literature.
Translated from Spanish by Dick Cluster
Multilingual
If I could live on the vision without trying to say it
By Pedro de Jesús
What’s real isn’t this thing or that thingmy presentsthat you gave awayonce they lost the weight and sheenof being givenand became no morethan fragile objects.What’s real isn’t…
Translated from Spanish by Dick Cluster
Multilingual
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