Mario Benedetti

MARIO BENEDETTI was born on September 14, 1920 in Uruguay. In 1953, he published his first novel, Quién de Nosotros, but it was with the publication of Montevideanos: Cuentos (Stories), in 1959, that the urban concept of his narrative style took shape. With the publication of La Tregua in 1960, Benedetti acquired international pre-eminence. He passed away on May 17, 2009.

Translator HARRY MORALES is also the author of the novel The Suit and Skirt Farm (Xlibris, 2002). He has translated the work of the Uruguayan poet and novelist, Mario Benedetti, Eugenio María de Hostos, Emir Rodríguez Monegal, Juan Rulfo, Cristina Peri Rossi, Julia de Burgos, Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, and Ilan Stavans, among many others.