Alberto Fuguet

Alberto Fuguet was born in Santiago in 1964 but moved to Los Angeles, California, with his parents when he was an infant. He grew up in suburban Encino, until he returned to his native Chile under Pinochet´s regime when he was eleven years old. Fuguet learned Spanish quickly and stayed in tune with his first country through pop culture. He studied journalism, has been a film critic, and has directed several movies. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Sudor, the erotic gay Grindr big-city novel from which this excerpt was taken.

Ezra E. Fitz has translated over twenty books, by authors ranging from Emmy-winning journalist Jorge Ramos and Grammy-winning musician Juanes, to novelists Alberto Fuguet and Eloy Urroz. Shorter works have appeared in Words Without Borders, BOMB, A Public Space, Harper’s, and elsewhere. He is currently translating Todos los miedos by Pedro Ángel Palou, and lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.