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Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed British author, poet, translator, Hispanist, journalist, film critic and autism researcher. His biography of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life, was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and reissued in an updated edition in 2013 (Harold Pinter called it ‘a masterpiece’). His book of translations from Neruda’s Canto General, with colour illustrations by the celebrated Brazilian artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, was published by Pratt Contemporary in 2013. He also wrote the introduction to the Folio Edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths, which appeared in 2007. His own poems and his translations (of Neruda, Federico García Lorca, Mario Benedetti and others) have appeared in numerous magazines, including PN Review, Agenda, Acumen, Poem and Modern Poetry in Translation. His books on autism A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Autism Works: A Guide to Successful Employment Across the Entire Spectrum (Routledge, 2018), were also widely praised. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and writes for the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. He has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.

Poems translated by Adam Feinstein