Eliot Weinberger

Eliot Weinberger was born Feb. 6, 1949, and his books of literary writings
include Works on Paper, Outside Stories, Written Reaction, Karmic Traces,
The Stars, Muhammad
, the “serial essay” An Elemental Thing, which was
selected by the Village Voice as one of the “20 Best Books of the Year,”
and, in 2009, Oranges & Peanuts for Sale. His work regularly appears in
translation and has been published in some thirty languages. Collections of
his essays have most recently appeared in Russia, Albania, Flemish
Belgium, Spain and Germany. His political articles are collected in 9/12,
What I Heard About Iraq
, and What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles, a
finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism and
selected for the Times Literary Supplement’s “International Books of the
Year.” The author of a study of Chinese poetry translation, 19 Ways of
Looking at Wang Wei
, he is the translator of Unlock by the exiled poet Bei
Dao, and the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese
, also a TLS “International Book of the Year.” His many translations
of the work of Octavio Paz include Collected Poems 1957–1987, In Light
of India
, and Sunstone. His edition of Borges’ Selected Non-Fictions
received the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism. He lives in
New York City.

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