Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City. His novel The Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by the Washington Post and the New York Times Book Review. His posthumous masterpiece, 2666, won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
To celebrate Picador’s 40th anniversary we are re-issuing 12 of our classic fiction titles. Among them you will find prize-winning books, books that have become global sales hits, books that caused huge controversy when published or were published to huge critical acclaim. Together they are a valuable set of must-reads.