Natasha Wimmer



Natasha Wimmer is an American translator best known for her translations of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño's 2666 and The Savage Detectives from Spanish into English.

Wimmer learned Spanish in Spain, where she spent four years growing up. She studied Spanish literature at Harvard. After graduating her first job was at Farrar, Straus & Giroux from 1996 to 1999 as an assistant and then managing editor.While there her first translation was Dirty Havana Trilogy by the Cuban novelist Pedro Juan Gutiérrez.

She then worked at Publishers Weekly, before the demands on working on Bolaño's books became full-time. "My reason for going into publishing in the first place was that I had decided in college that I would never be a fiction writer, but I knew
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Average rating: 3.95 · 53,635 ratings · 6,642 reviews · 27 distinct works
Some Kind of Beautiful Signal

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4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010
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The Savage Detectives

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4.14 avg rating — 34,788 ratings — published 1998 — 107 editions
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The Third Reich

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3.52 avg rating — 4,694 ratings — published 1989 — 47 editions
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2666

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4.15 avg rating — 36,231 ratings — published 2004 — 123 editions
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Dirty Havana Trilogy

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3.77 avg rating — 3,632 ratings — published 1994 — 39 editions
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Antwerp

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3.59 avg rating — 2,898 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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Sudden Death

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3.74 avg rating — 2,413 ratings — published 2013 — 29 editions
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Woes of the True Policeman

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3.67 avg rating — 1,990 ratings — published 2011 — 33 editions
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Letters to a Young Novelist

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3.86 avg rating — 2,978 ratings — published 1997 — 52 editions
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2666, Part 2

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