Nona Fernández

Finalist, 2021 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2019 National Book Awards

Nona Fernández was born in Santiago, Chile. She is an actress and writer, and has published two plays, a collection of short stories, a work of nonfiction, and six novels, including Space Invaders and The Twilight Zone, which was awarded the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize. (Photo credit: Sergio Lopez Isla)
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The Twilight Zone

ISBN 9781644450475 Graywolf Press

It is 1984 in Chile, in the middle of the Pinochet dictatorship. A member of the secret police walks into the office of a dissident magazine and begins to talk to a reporter, who records his testimony. More about this book >

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Space Invaders Translated by Natasha Wimmer

ISBN 9781644450079 Graywolf Press /

One of the leading Latin American writers of her generation, Nona Fernández effortlessly builds a choral voice and constantly shifting image of young life in the waning years of the dictatorship. In her short but intricately layered novel, she summons the collective memory of a generation, rescuing felt truth from the oblivion of official history. More about this book >

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Nona Fernández

Nona Fernández was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1971. She is an actress and writer, and has published two plays, a collection of short stories, a work of nonfiction, and six novels, including Space Invaders and The Twilight Zone, which was awarded the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize. Her books have been translated into French, Italian, German, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, and English.

(Photo credit: Sergio Lopez Isla)

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