Nest in the Bones: Stories by Antonio Di Benedetto Translated from Spanish by Martina Broner
Antonio Di Benedetto wrote with constant poetic innovation. His genre-defying stories, often dark and unexpectedly moving, explore the space between imagination and reality, tragedy and melodrama, civilization and barbarism. Nest in the Bones attests to Di Benedetto’s mastery of the short form as well as his impressive range across genres and styles. Di Benedetto was a writer’s writer, admired by Julio Cortázar, Roberto Bolaño, and Ricardo Piglia, who counted Di Benedetto, next to Borges, as one of the two great models of Latin American literature.
Martina Broner has previously translated the work of Antonio Muñoz Molina, including his piece “The Lighthouse at the End of the Hudson” for The Hudson Review. She has published two books of fiction, Abundancia de cielo (DíazGrey Editores) and El ruido de la fiesta (Editorial Mancha de Aceite). She has received the Tribeca Film Institute’s VOCES Award and the Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellowship. Broner holds M.F.A. degrees from Columbia (Film) and NYU (Creative Writing in Spanish) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Romance Studies at Cornell.
Benjamin Kunkel, is a founding editor of n+1, and the author of Utopia Or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis, as well as the novel Indecision.