Nominated for a Neustadt award and the Man Booker International Prize, C├ęsar Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949. He has published at least ninety books and was most recently the creator and curator of a limited edition art piece, "Valise," for the MoMA, NYC.<br> <br> Katherine Silver is an award-winning literary translator and the co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC).