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5.51 X 8.35 X 0.87 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Lima, Peru, Gabriela Wiener is an award-winning journalist and the author of Nine Moons, Sexographies, and six other books of crónicas and poems published in Spanish. Her work has appeared across countless publications and been translated in more than five languages. She was previously editor of the Spanish edition of Marie Claire and regularly contributes to El Diario (Spain), Vice, and the New York Times en Español. In 2018, she was awarded Peru's National Journalism Award for her part in an investigative report on gender violence. She currently resides in Madrid.

Julia Sanches translates literature from Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan into English.


"Gabriela Wiener is a completely unique talent: a graceful storyteller, an acute observer of human vanity, a writer of bold, often delightful insights. Every book she writes is an event not to be missed." -- Daniel Alarcón, PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist and Author of At Night We Walk in Circles

"Gabriela Wiener's ease and grace allow her in Undiscovered to explore family, desire, racism, colonialism and being a migrant both tenderly and crudely, vulnerable yet resolute like her beautiful prose." -- Mariana Enríquez, Author of Our Share of Night

"Reading Undiscovered, I wondered what so captivated me about this novel. Was it Gabriela's innate ability to plunder all sorts of convention? Her persistent exploration of our deepest despairs-the weight and falsehoods of the stories and imperatives we inherit? All this, but Undiscovered is also spurred on by a yet more profound and radical strength: the spirit of fury. Powerful and searing, this novel snaps, bucks, heals, and snaps again..."
-- Samanta Schweblin, Author of the National Book Award winning Seven Empty Houses

"[An] incisive work of autofiction ... shift[ing] seamlessly from the historical to the intimate, often with humor ... Wiener's slim and affecting novel will whet readers' appetites for more." -- Publishers Weekly

"To trail Gabriela Wiener, to follow in her footsteps, dreaming of reaching her, is one of the few luxuries we have left." -- Alejandro Zambra, Author of Chilean Poet and Ways of Going Home

"Can you imagine a book starring the search for a European ancestor who was a Peruvian ceramic thief, of a bleached and bastard great-grandfather, of polyamory and its deceits, of the grief for a father's loss, of the heterosexual family and their shameful secrets, of the anticolonialist sex workshops. . . ? Step by step, what seems to be a random encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on a dissection table becomes the best book that I've read about filiation and love in the contemporary postcolonial condition. Gabriela Wiener has created queer and decolonial psychogenealogy!" -- Paul B. Preciado

"An investigative odyssey prompted by a fresh wound . . . where the intimate drama of a family is subsumed into the grander cosmos of colonialism. . . . A beautiful artifact." -- Dolores Reyes, Author of Eartheater

"Wiener uses as raw material the arrogance of Eurocentric violence to create radically beautiful and necessary narrations for the antiracist fights." -- Daniela Ortiz

"A collective autobiography in the key of decolonization; a reckoning unafraid to interrogate itself . . . that inspires awe and shudders." -- Cristina Rivera Garza