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Margaret Jull Costa


Margaret Jull Costa

Margaret Jull Costa has been a literary translator for more than 25 years and has translated novels and short stories by Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American writers, including Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, Javier Marías, Fernando Pessoa, Bernardo Atxaga and Ramón del Valle-Inclán. She has won various prizes for her work, including the PEN Book-of-the-Month Translation Award and has twice received the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. She lives in Leicester, England.

Margaret Jull Costa

Books by Margaret Jull Costa

written by Javier Marías, translated by Margaret Jull Costa - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In Madrid, 1980, five years after dictator Francisco Franco's death, Juan de Vere takes a job assisting Eduardo Muriel, a film director in the twilight of his career. Muriel is eccentric but charming, an irresistible idol for Juan. But certain people --- and forces --- loom, among them Beatriz, Muriel's difficult wife; and Dr. Jorge Van Vechten, a mysterious figure implicated in unsavory rumors involving Muriel. As Juan digs deeper into all three of their lives, the deceptions and loyalties he begins to uncover will change the course of his young life.

written by Diogo Mainardi, translated by Margaret Jull Costa - Nonfiction

THE FALL’s 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with cerebral palsy. As they make their way toward the hospital where both their lives changed forever, Mainardi begins to draw on his knowledge of art and history, seeking to better explain a tragedy that was entirely avoidable.