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Rodrigo Rey Rosa was born in Guatemala in 1958. After finishing his studies in his country, he lived in New York, and later in Tangier, Morocco. Rey Rosa has translated several books by Paul Bowles into Spanish, as well as the works of other authors such as Norman Lewis, Paul Léauteaud, and François Augiéras. He is also the author of many novels and short story collections, including El cuchillo del mendigo (The Beggar’s Knife), Cárcel de árboles (The Pelicari Project), El cojo bueno (The Good Cripple), La orilla africana (The African Shore), Severina, and most recently, Los sordos (The Deaf).
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