Rosalind Harvey

Rosalind Harvey

Rosalind Harvey’s translation of Juan Pablo Villalobos’ novel Down the Rabbit Hole was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize and the PEN translation prize; her co-translation of Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas was shortlisted for the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and is longlisted for the 2014 IMPAC Award. She is a committee member of the Translators Association, a founding member and chair of the Emerging Translators Network, and runs regular translation-related events in the UK. Her most recent translation is Villalobos’ Quesadillas, with And Other Stories/FSG.

Dublinesque

Fiction by Enrique Vila-Matas

Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean Rosalind Harvey

Dublinesque opens with a renowned and retired literary publisher’s dream: he finds himself in Dublin, a city he’s never visited, and the mood is full of passion and despair. Afterwards he’s obsessed with the dream, and brings three of the writers he published on a trip to the same cemetery where Paddy Dignam was buried in James Joyce’s Ulysses, where they hold a funeral for “The Gutenberg Age.“ And then he notices that he’s being shadowed by a mysterious man who looks exactly like Samuel Beckett……
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