Co-translated with Donald and Joanne Yates

Michigan State University Press: Fall 2006

Reviews for Casablanca

“These brilliant and haunting stories, superbly translated…will introduce American readers to a contemporary Argentine fiction writer of startling power and subtlety, a writer whose stories it is no overstatement to mention in the same breath with those of Poe and Borges. Prospective readers of this book have a real treat in store.” –John T. Irwin, Decker Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

“For the first time in English, the Argentine labyrinths of Edgar Brau…For an Argentine writer, the influence of Borges must be hard to resist, and many of the pages in Casablanca call to mind the epistemological vertigo, that mix of the real and fantastic, so characteristic of the older master. Brau’s stories, though, don’t feel like imitations so much as further explorations of the same geography of the imagination. Most of them are quite haunting.” -Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

Finalist, PEN USA Competition, 2007