Alejandro Zambra

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in Santiago, Chile
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Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean writer. He is the author of Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home, My Documents and Multiple Choice. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, Harper's, Zoetrope, and McSweeney’s, among other places.

Average rating: 3.85 · 23,008 ratings · 2,827 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ways of Going Home

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3.87 avg rating — 5,317 ratings — published 2011 — 40 editions
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Multiple Choice

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3.85 avg rating — 3,331 ratings — published 2014 — 25 editions
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Bonsai

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3.75 avg rating — 5,925 ratings — published 2006 — 38 editions
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The Private Lives of Trees

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3.74 avg rating — 3,765 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
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My Documents

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4.02 avg rating — 2,439 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
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Poeta chileno

4.49 avg rating — 541 ratings3 editions
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Bonsái / La vida privada de...

3.93 avg rating — 445 ratings8 editions
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No leer

3.97 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Mudanza

3.73 avg rating — 163 ratings5 editions
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Tema Libre

3.96 avg rating — 257 ratings6 editions
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“What's the purpose of being with someone if they don't change your life? She said that, and Julio was present when she said it: that life only had purpose if you found someone who changed it, who destroyed your life.”
Alejandro Zambra, Bonsaï

“To read is to cover one's face. And to write is to show it.”
Alejandro Zambra, Formas de volver a casa

“¿Qué sentido tiene estar con alguien si no te cambia la vida?
[...] la vida sólo tenía sentido si encontrabas a alguien que te la cambiara, que destruyera tu vida.”
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