Litfest International Fiction Book Club: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed — Mariana Enriquez & Megan McDowell
For this special festival edition of the book club we are delighted to welcome the acclaimed Argentinian writer Mariana Enriquez and her translator Megan McDowell to discuss The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Booker International Prize.
Welcome to Buenos Aires, a place of nightmares and twisted imaginings, where missing children come back from the dead and unearthed bones carry terrible curses.
“Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerising writer … her fiction hits with the full force of a train” -Dave Eggers
Mariana Enriquez is the author of the story collection Things We Lost in the Fire. Her novel, Our Share of Night, will be published in 2022. She lives in Buenos Aires.
Megan McDowell has translated work by Carlos Fonseca, Samanta Schweblin and Alejandro Zambra. She lives in Santiago, Chile.
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