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Alejandro Zambra

Chile (b.1975)

Alejandro Zambra is acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile's younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. Bonsai is his first novel. It was awarded Chile's Literary Critics' Award for Best Novel.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Bonsai (2008)
   The Private Lives of Trees (2010)
   Ways of Going Home (2013)
   Multiple Choice (2016)
   Chilean Poet (2022)
   My Documents (2015)
Non fiction
   Not to Read (2018)
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