El último lector
En: David Toscana: El último lector. Barcelona: Mondadori.
Primer capítulo (pp. 9-13)
Der letzte Leser
Vera Elisabeth Gerling (traducción)
He was born in Monterrey, 1961. He has published Estación Tula, Santa María del Circo, Lontananza, Duelo por Miguel Pruneda, El último lector, El ejército iluminado, Los puentes de Königsberg, La ciudad que el diablo se llevó, Evangelia and Olegaroy. Four of his novels have been published in English:
- Estación Tula – Tula Station – St Martin’s Press
- Santa María del Circo – Our Lady of the Circus – St. Martin’s Press
- El último lector – The Last Reader – University of Texas Press
- El ejército iluminado – The Enlightened Army – University of Texas Press.
He was part of the International Writers Program of the University of Iowa and of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm. In Mexico he is a member of the National System of Creators of Art.
His novel El último lector was awarded the Antonin Artaud, the Colima and the José Fuentes Mares prizes; El ejército iluminado was awarded the José María Arguedas prize, given by the Casa de las Américas. Olegaroy was distinguished with the Villaurrutia 2017 prize and the Elena Poniatowska 2018 prize. His books have been translated into fourteen languages.
After abandoning Monterrey in 2009, Toscana has lived in Poland, Portugal and Spain.