from the February 2008 issue
From Conejo de viaje (diario) (Barcelona: Random House Mondadori, 2008). By arrangement with the author. Translation copyright 2008 by Samantha Schnee. All rights reserved.
Liniers is Ricardo Siri's second name. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Liniers began his career making fanzines. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spirou, La Mano, and other magazines he can't remember. He has published four volumes collecting his daily comic strip, Macanudo; a book on his weekly comic strip, Bonjour; a children's book, What There Is Before There Is Something; and a sketchbook, Cuadernos. Some of these have been published in Spain and Peru. He has also drawn covers for several albums, including Andres Calamaro's La Lengua Popular and Kevin Johansen's Logo. His exhibitions include Macanudo (Ludi 2001), Mono en Bicicleta (2003), Cuadernos (2006), Estudio Abierto (2006), and an itinerant exhibition of his original comic strip art at different FNAC bookstores throughout Spain. He is married, happy, and has recently been to Antarctica.
Translated from Spanish by Samantha Schnee
Samantha Schnee’s translation of Carmen Boullosa's Texas: The Great Theft (Deep Vellum, 2014) was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the PEN America Translation Prize, and won the Typographical Era Translation Award. She won the 2015 Gulf Coast Prize in Translation for her excerpt of Carmen Boullosa’s The Conspiracy of the Romantics, and her translation of Boullosa’s latest novel, The Book of Anna, will be published by Coffee House Press in 2019. She is the founding editor of Words Without Borders and currently serves as secretary of the American Literary Translators Association. She also chairs the PEN America’s Heim Translation Grants jury and is a trustee of English PEN.