Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He's the author of Down the Rabbit Hole (2011) and Quesadillas (2013), both published by And Other Stories. His novels have been translated into fifteen languages. He writes for several publications including Letras Libres, Gatopardo, Granta and the English Pen blog, and translates Brazilian literature into Spanish. He lived in Barcelona for several years, then moved to Brazil, and is now back in Spain. He is married with two Mexican-Brazilian-Italian-Catalan children.Rosalind Harvey was born in Bristol in 1982. Her translation of Juan Pablo Villalobos's novel Down the Rabbit Hole was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. She runs regular translation-related public events in the UK and is a founding member and chair of the Emerging Translators Network, an advice and support network for early-career literary translators.
A new novel from the Mexican author of "Down The Rabbit Hole" and "Quesadillas", following the life of an old man who was once an artist, and then a taco seller. A comic take-down of pretensions to cultural posterity with scurrilous antics and oddball characters.
A painter-turned-taco-seller, famous in Mexico City for his Gringo Dog recipe, hates retirement. Plagued by the literary salon bumping about his buildings lobby, haunted by the self-pitying ghost of a neglected artist, he cant help but misbehave and in so doing delivers a deliciously absurdist take-down of pretensions to cultural posterity.