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Eduardo Halfon

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Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied industrial engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín for eight years. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published nine books of fiction. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which was the first of his books to be published in English, in 2012, by Bellevue Literary Press. Halfon now lives in Nebraska.

Articles by Eduardo Halfon

White Sand, Black Stone
By Eduardo Halfon
Your passport, señor, expired last month.
Translated from Spanish by Daniel Hahn
Multilingual
Good Women and Bad Women
By Eduardo Halfon
I want to know where you got this filth.
Translated from Spanish by Daniel Hahn
Multilingual
On Being Translated from English to English, by Way of Spanish
By Eduardo Halfon
I was born into Spanish but grew up in English. I was born in Guatemala and lived there until we moved to South Florida with my family, the day of my tenth birthday, in August of 1981, and I immediately…
Never Any End to Hemingway
By Eduardo Halfon
“Come now, Hemingway,” she teased, “you really don’t know this gentleman’s stories?”
Translated from Spanish by Daniel Hahn
The Polish Boxer
By Eduardo Halfon
69752. That it was his phone number. That it was tattooed there, on his left forearm, so he wouldn’t forget it. That’s what my grandfather told me. And that’s what I grew up believing.…
Translated from Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz