David Unger

Writer and translator David Unger (Guatemala/USA) received the Miguel Angel Asturias literary prize for his life's work in 2014. His latest novel, The Mastermind (Akashic, 2016), has been translated into ten languages. His other published novels include The Price of Escape, Para Mi, Eres Divina, Ni chicha, ni limonada and Life in the Damn Tropics. His short stories and essays have appeared in various international journals, including the Paris Review. He has translated 18 books: Mr. President by Guatemalan Nobel laureate Miguel Angel Asturias (Penguin Classics, 2022), The Popol Vuh, Guatemala's Pre-Columbian Creation Story, and the works of Rigoberta Menchú (Guatemala), Silvia Molina (Mexico), Nicanor Parra (Chile), Teresa Cárdenas (Cuba), Mario Benedetti (Uruguay), among others. His novel In My Eyes, You Are Beautiful was published by Mosaic Press in Toronto.