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Edgar Brau was born in Argentina. He worked as an actor, a stage director, a painter of icons, and a photographer before devoting himself to writing literature. He published his first book, The Poem and Other Stories, in 1992, and has published several novels, books of poems, and short-story collections. In 2000 the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Donald A. Yates, the first American translator of Jorge Luis Borges, a grant to translate all of Brau's prose. Brau's first collection of works in English, Casablanca and other Stories, was published in 2006. His latest works are The Golem Project (a long fantastic story) and the play Faustus. He lives in Buenos Aires. His web page is www.edgarbrau.com.ar.