Never Did the Fire

(Author) (Translator)
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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Diamela Eltit is one of Latin America's most daring writers. During the Pinochet dictatorship, she participated in the collective CADA, staging art actions against the dictatorship, and publishing her first novels to acclaim. She is currently the Distinguished Global Professor of Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. She lives in Chile and New York.Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with over one hundred books to his name. His translations (from Portuguese, Spanish and French) include fiction from Europe, Africa and the Americas and non-fiction by writers ranging from Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to Brazilian footballer Pelé. Recent books include the new Oxford Companion to Children's Literature and translations of Julián Fuks' Resistance and Occupation . He is a former chair of the Society of Authors and is presently on the board of a number of organisations that deal with literature, literacy, translation and free expression. In 2021 Daniel was made an OBE for his services to literature.

"Never Did the Fire will be a first-rate literary experience for any reader." --El País

"One of the greatest merits of Diamela Eltit's work is the way she narrates failure from the interior of her language." --Letras Libres

Praise for Diamela Eltit

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1985
  • Prize José Nuez Martín, 1995 for Los vigilantes
  • Nominated to Altazor Award 2001 in the category of literary essay with Emergencias. Escritos sobre literatura, arte y política
  • Prize Iberoamericano de Letras José Donoso 2010
  • Nominated to Altazor Award 2011 with the novel with Impuesto a la carne
  • Finalist in the Prize Rómulo Gallegos 2011 with Impuesto a la carne
  • Finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2012
  • Altazor Award 2014 in the fiction category for Fuerzas especiales
  • Simón Bolívar Professor at University of Cambridge (2014)
  • National Prize for Literature (Chile), 2018