Author(s): BOLANO ROBERTO
The enormous posthumous success of novelist, poet and essayist Roberto Bolano is one of the most stunning triumphs in the history of Latin American literature. His masterpiece 2666 (Picador, 2009) has startled the literary world and seen him become one of the most successful talents to emerge from Latin America and be regarded as the most important Spanish-speaking writer to emerge since Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Shortly before his death, he was interviewed by Monica Maristain to discuss his work, life and passions in an expansive, brutally frank interview.
"The real thing and the rarest." -Susan Sontag
"By writing across the grain of his doubts about what literature can do, how much it can discover or dare pronounce the names of our world's disasters, Bolano has proven it can do anything, and for an instant, at least, given a name to the unnamable."