David Unger

Brooklyn, NY 11205

Author's Bio

David Unger is a Guatemalan-born writer and translator who writes in English. He has published five novels, one children's book and has translated fourteen books from Spanish to English. His work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. He has been a guest writer in book fairs in Bogota, Lima, Guadalajara, San Juan, Miami, Los Angeles and Guatemala.

Publications and Prizes

Life in the Damn Tropics
(Syracuse University Press, 2002)
, Neither Caterpillar Nor Butterfly
(Es Que Somos Muy Pobres Press, 1986)
, Para mi, eres divina
(Grijalbo - Random House Mondadori, 2011)
, The Mastermind
(Akashic Books, 2016)
, The Price of Escape
(Akashic Books, 2011)
, Vivir En El Maldito Tropico
(Random House, 2004)
Prizes Won: 
In 2014 he was awarded Guatemala's highest literary prize El premio nacional de Literatura Miguel Angel Asturias for lifetime achievement.

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Guatemala City, Guam
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Last updated: Jan 05, 2016