Cesar Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949. Wildly popular in Latin America, he has published more than seventy books of short fictions and essays. The poet Chris Andrews has translated many books by Roberto Bolano and Cesar Aira for New Directions.
"Dense, unpredictable confections delivered in a plain, stealthily lyrical style capable of accommodating his fondness for mixing metaphysics, realism, pulp fiction, and Dadaist incongruities." -- Michael Greenberg - The New York Review of Books "Aira is one of the most provocative and idiosyncratic novelists working in Spanish today, and should not be missed." -- Natasha Wimmer - The New York Times