David Unger

* WINNER OF GUATEMALA'S 2014 "MIGUEL ÁNGEL ASTURIAS" NATIONAL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE * 

Guatemalan-born David Unger is an award-winning translator and author. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and literary journals in the United States and abroad. He has translated thirteen books, among them works by Teresa Cárdenas, Rigoberta Menchú, Ana Maria Machado, Silvia Molina Elena Garro, Bárbara Jacobs and Nicanor Parra’s. He teaches Translation at City College of New York’s graduate M.A. Program and is the U.S. rep of the Guadalajara International Book Fair. He lives in Brooklyn.

Brought up between three cultures and two languages, David Unger has managed to capture with much irony and passion, the trials and tribulations of a Jewish family in 1980s Guatemala. The story of three brothers, of the shocks between civilizations that are so in vogue these days, and of the plurality of cultures that coexist in Latin America, Life in the Damn Tropics is a novel that one reads with much perplexity and immense pleasure.
— Jorge Volpi, author of In Search of Klingsor
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BY DAVID UNGER:
The Mastermind
NOVEL, 2015
La casita
PICTURE BOOK, 2012
The Price of Escape
NOVEL, 2011
Para mi eres divina
NOVEL, 2011
Ni chicha ni limonada
SHORT STORIES, 2010
Life in the Damn Tropics
NOVEL, 2002