Horacio Castellanos Moya
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Senselessness, translated by Katherine Silver (New Directions)
Castellanos Moya's first novel to be translated into English is a jet black tragic-comedy. His terrifying central premise is that confessions extracted through torture can become so impassioned that they become indistinguishable from a nation's poetry. In this conversation, poetry, hypocrisy, dictatorship and religion are our subjects.
- Horacio Castellanos Moya: Salvadoran novelist