Ian Barnett

Ian Barnett

Ian Barnett has lived in Buenos Aires since 1991, translating and promoting many Argentinian and other South American writers. He collaborates closely with Carlos Gamerro and has already translated Gamerro’s novels The Islands and An Open Secret. Reviews of The Islands often made a point of praising his inventive, athletic ‘feat of translation’ (the Observer). Barnett was chosen by the Argentinian government to translate an anthology of ‘disappeared’ authors, presented at the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair, where Argentina was the Guest of Honour.