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José Manuel Prieto

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José Manuel Prieto

José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana in 1962. He has lived in Mexico City since 1995. His novel Livadia was published in English in 2001 as Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire. Prieto has translated poems by Anna Akhmatova, and Josef Brodsky, as well as prose by Andre Platonov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Nabokov. In 2002, he published El tartamudo y la rusa and Treinta días en Moscú. That same year he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. This year he is a Fellow at the New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers.

Articles by José Manuel Prieto

from “REX”
By José Manuel Prieto
TRANSLATOR’S NOTE: Jose Manuel Prieto’s Rex is a novel like none other. Its epigraph, from Bishop Berkeley, “Things are what they appear to be,” is the first of many indications…
Translated from Spanish by Esther Allen
You’ve Never Seen Red Like This Before
By José Manuel Prieto
IAt ten o’clock on a fine sunny morning I went out for a stroll and, as luck would have it, ran into Marina in front of the big department stores in the city center. My friend was wearing a magnificent…
Translated from Spanish by Esther Allen