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Santiago Roncagliolo

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With sharp shots of psychological suspense and black humor, Santiago Roncagliolo (Lima, 1975) writes about fear, both in Latin American history and in daily life. His novel Red April (which won the Alfaguara Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize) and his collected short stories Hi, This is Conchita, have been translated into English by Edith Grossman. Roncagliolo is also the author of Memorias de una Dama, considered "the last censored book of Latin America." Granta magazine included him in their Best Young Spanish-language Novelists issue, and the Guardian called Red April one of the best novels about Peru ever translated into English. Roncagliolo lives in Barcelona and writes for the Spanish newspaper El País.

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