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TagsFrench fiction. (254), Contemporary American fiction. (236), Nobel prize winner. (199), Signed. (195), English fiction. (185), Latin American fiction. (173), Irish fiction. (113), American fiction. (103), Scandinavian fiction. (82), Spanish fiction. (76) — see all tags

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About me60 years old. 4 years in the Coast Guard. Retired from the Postal Service in February 2013. That was nice. I can be a bit lazy though. Translator of Roberto Arlt's The Flamethrowers available at River Boat Books (see profile picture) and completing the two part book into English for the first time as River Boat has also reissued Naomi Lindstrom's translation of The Seven Madmen. I'm Married. Two grown up kids. One with a degree in Geology--the other a degree in Physics. Anyway I like to read. I like to mess around with my guitars. I like punk rock a lot and have a lot of vinyl from the late 70's--early 80's to prove it. I like Celtic punk. I like Ska and I like Reggae. I like to drink IPA's, stouts and porters. I've been following the New York Rangers since the 1971-72 season. That's a pretty long time. I'm pretty rabid about them. I like to travel. I would like to go overseas more but I've only been to Ireland once.

About my libraryHave an interest in literature in translation. I buy and sell (try to anyway) books that I want or don't want on Half.com. I have been focusing a lot lately on literary thrillers particularly those coming out of Europe. I have somewhere around 150 signed books. IMO LT was and is a brilliant idea. I love the format--the updating LT does always seem to make the site better, more accessibe and more fun.

GroupsAuthor Theme Reads, ¡Literatura Argentina!, Booker Prize, Books Compared, Cats, books, life is good., Chinaski's Stool, Club Read 2009, Dalkey Archive, Existentialism, French literature, 19th & 20th centuryshow all groups

Favorite authorsEtel Adnan, António Lobo Antunes, Guillaume Apollinaire, Roberto Arlt, Margaret Atwood, J.G. Ballard, Samuel Beckett, Madison Smartt Bell, Thomas Bernhard, Wu Ming, Roberto Bolaño, Louis Paul Boon, Jorge Luis Borges, Charles Bukowski, Camilo José Cela, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, J. M. G. Le Clézio, J. M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz, Miguel Delibes, Virginie Despentes, Helen DeWitt, Assia Djebar, Alfred Döblin, Jean Echenoz, Umberto Eco, Nathan Englander, William Faulkner, James Fenton, Tibor Fischer, Patrick Flanery, Dario Fo, Sesshu Foster, Benito Pérez Galdós, Witold Gombrowicz, Günter Grass, Graham Greene, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Knut Hamsun, Rick Harsch, Eleanor Henderson, Zbigniew Herbert, Chester Himes, Michel Houellebecq, Bohumil Hrabal, Marlon James, B. S. Johnson, Denis Johnson, James Joyce, James Kelman, Elias Khoury, John King, Naomi Klein, Arthur Koestler, Ahmadou Kourouma, Rachel Kushner, Halldor Laxness, Philip Levine, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alistair MacLeod, Curzio Malaparte, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Dominique Manotti, Luis Martin-Santos, Colum McCann, Cormac McCarthy, Martin McDonagh, Marshall McLuhan, Eoin McNamee, Enrique Medina, Pierre Merot, Philipp Meyer, David Mitchell, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Alvaro Mutis, Pablo Neruda, Jo Nesbø, Marlene van Niekerk, Flannery O'Connor, Kenzaburō Ōe, Sofi Oksanen, Michael Ondaatje, Nicanor Parra, John Dos Passos, David Peace, Georges Perec, Leif GW Persson, Christopher Petit, Ricardo Piglia, Robert Pinget, Raymond Queneau, Arthur Rimbaud, Julian Rios, Manuel Rivas, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Philip Roth, Arundhati Roy, Anatoli Rybakov, Ernesto Sábato, Lydie Salvayre, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Andrea Maria Schenkel, Arno Schmidt, Claude Simon, Edward St. Aubyn, Wisława Szymborska, Antonio Tabucchi, Paco Ignacio Taibo, Johan Theorin, B. Traven, William Trevor, Jane Urquhart, Paul Verhaeghen, David Foster Wallace, Walsh Rodolfo, Irvine Welsh, Paul West, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Javier Pedro Zabala, Juli Zeh, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJul 2, 2006

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