“Eduardo Halfon’s prose is as delicate, precise, and ineffable as precocious art—a lighthouse that illuminates everything.”

Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name

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“Eduardo Halfon belongs to a new generation of Latin-American writers who, from the beginning, demonstrate an impeccable mastery of their craft, without any hesitation in the use of language.”

Sergio Ramírez, former Vice President of Nicaragua and author of Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea

Eduardo Halfon

Eduardo Halfon discusses Guatemalan politics and protest movements with Linda Wertheimer on NPR Weekend Edition and tells the harrowing story behind his need to leave the country in the Guardian.

Read an NPR interview with Eduardo Halfon, then tune in to NPR’s Alt.Latino to hear him spin tunes and talk about Guatemala, Latin American cultural identity, jazz, writing, living in Florida and Nebraska, the influence of Bob Dylan, and much more.

Eduardo Halfon talks about his life and work with Asymptote Journal, Latin American Literature Today, Jewish Journal, Mass Review, Dazed and Confused, Words Without Borders, Guernica, and Electric Literature; on the BBC program The Strand; with Jhumpa Lahiri and Ilan Stavans at the Literary Hub; and in this video from the UNESCO City of Literature “On the Fly: Writers on Writing” series.

Find out why Eduardo Halfon says he’s “only writing one book, and everything I publish along the way is just part of it” in a Shelf Awareness feature about the different ways Halfon and Andrés Neuman approach the art of fiction.

Watch Eduardo Halfon discuss “bringing to life deeply personal stories of exile, displacement and resettlement” with Claudio Lomnitz and Mark Mazower in the Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination Writing Lives series.

Eduardo Halfon is the author of The Polish Boxer, Monastery, Mourning, and Canción. He is the recipient of the Guatemalan National Prize in Literature, Roger Caillois Prize, José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel, International Latino Book Award, Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and Berman Literature Prize, among other honors. A citizen of Guatemala and Spain, Halfon was born in Guatemala City, attended school in Florida and North Carolina, and has lived in Nebraska, Spain, Paris, and Berlin.