Eduardo Halfon


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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Eduardo Halfon was born in 1971 in Guatemala City. He studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and later was professor of Literature at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala.
In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which is the first of his novels to be published in English, by Bellevue Literary Press in the U.S. and Pushkin Press in the U.K.
His novels include Esto no es una pipa, Saturno; De cabo roto; El ángel literario; El boxeador polaco; and La pirueta, which won the José María de Pereda Prize for Short Novel in Santander, Spain. His short fiction has been published in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, and Dutch. He has ta
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The Polish Boxer

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3.73 avg rating — 683 ratings — published 2008 — 23 editions
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Monasterio

3.73 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Duelo

3.93 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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Biblioteca bizarra

4.09 avg rating — 75 ratings2 editions
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Saturno

4.31 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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La pirueta

3.61 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2010
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Signor Hoffman

3.83 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Mañana nunca lo hablamos

4.03 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Oh gueto mi amor

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Pan y cerveza

4.52 avg rating — 29 ratings2 editions
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“A story is nothing but a lie. An illusion. And that illusion only works if we trust in it.”
Eduardo Halfon, The Polish Boxer

“O perigo de penetrar apaixonadamente no mundo dos livros é o de nos tornarmos, nós próprios, no aglomerado de pequenos excertos literários.”
Eduardo Halfon, O Anjo Literário

“... un muro es la manifestación física del odio hacia el otro. Una manifestación palpable, concreta, que busca separarnos del otro, aislarnos del otro, eliminar al otro de nuestra vista y de nuestro mundo. Pero también es una manifestación a todas luces inútil: por más alto y grueso que se edifique, por más largo e imponente que se construya, un muro nunca es infranqueable. Un muro nunca es más grande que el espíritu del hombre que éste encierra. Pues el otro sigue allí. El otro no desaparece. El otro nunca desaparece. El otro del otro soy yo. Yo, y mi espíritu. Yo, y mi imaginación. Yo, y mi racimo de globos negros.”
Eduardo Halfon, Monasterio
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