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Horacio Castellanos Moya was born 1957 in Honduras. He has lived in San Salvador, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico (where he spent ten years as a journalist, editor, and political analyst), Spain, and Germany. In 1988 he won the National Novel Prize from Central American University for his first novel. His work has been published and translated in England, Germany, El Salvador and Costa Rica. He has published ten novels and is now living in exile as part of the City of Asylum project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).


"Its success hinges on the acerbically comic, darkly spitting voice of the narrator." -- Aaron Shulman - Rain Taxi "Like Kafka on amphetamines." -- Joscha Hoffman - The Believer "I recommend Horacio Castellanos Moya's fantastic Senselessness, in which a writer takes on the dangerous job of editing a report on military atrocities in an unnamed country. Both a descent into hell and a book about how one becomes human." -- Junot Diaz - New York Magazine "A brilliantly crafted moral fable, as if Kafka had gone to Latin America for his source materials." -- Russell Banks, author of The Reserve "The only writer of my generation who knows how to narrate the horror, the secret Vietnam that Latin America was for a long time." -- Roberto Bolano, author of 2666 and By Night in Chile "He has put El Salvador on the literary map." -- Natasha Wimmer - The Nation "Like Kafka, Moya keeps an ironic eye trained on the way in which bureaucracies become corollaries of dictatorships...His leaps from absurdity to terror and back again are like something out of The Castle." -- Tommy Wallach - The World (PRI)

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