Books by César Aira

César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. He taught at the University of Buenos Aires (on Copi and Rimbaud) and at the University of Rosario (Constructivism and Mallarmé), and has translated and


THE LINDEN TREE by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2018

"A funny, sardonic, and richly emotional journey through one man's interior experience."
An ethereal ramble through the sweet haze of nostalgia by the prolific Argentinean writer Aira (The Little Buddhist Monk & The Proof, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
THE LITTLE BUDDHIST MONK & THE PROOF by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Two unnerving, challenging stories about identity sparked by subtle delights and surprising ends."
A pair of eerie, minimalist novellas by the gifted Argentinean writer Aira (Ema the Captive, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
EMA THE CAPTIVE by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An elegant, almost ethereal story of one woman's survival."
A nearly 40-year-old novel by one of Argentina's most prolific writers, finally available in translation. Read full book review >
DINNER by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An outlandish but absorbing meditation on being alive among the dead."
Leave it to the avant-garde Aira (The Musical Brain, 2015, etc.) to combine a meditation on relevance with a full-on zombie apocalypse.Read full book review >
THE MUSICAL BRAIN by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Not everyone's cup of tea, certainly, but very few can write their way out of a corner better than Aira."
Twenty hallucinatory, open-ended short stories by Aira (Shantytown, 2013, etc.), an Argentinian master of improvisational writing.Read full book review >
SHANTYTOWN by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"A very literary crime story with South American attitude that is lean, spare and resonant."
A tiny slice of Buenos Aires noir from one of Argentina's most prolific writers. Read full book review >