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Nick Caistor
Nick Caistor
Fellow at University of East Anglia, 2010-13


Nick Caistor is a translator, journalist and author of non-fiction books. He has translated some 40 books from Spanish and Portuguese. These include works by Paulo Coelho, Eduardo Mendoza, Juan Marsé and Manuel Vázquez Montalban. He has twice been awarded the Valle-Inclán prize for translation, while his recent short biography of Che Guevara (Macmillan) was praised as 'a biography of Che Guevara for grown-ups'. He has also published a 'Critical Life' of the Mexican poet Octavio Paz (Reaktion Books) and a cultural history of Mexico City (Signal Books). He is currently writing a study of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro, and translating several of the new generation of Argentinian writers. As a journalist, he has presented and produced many programmes on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, and contributes regularly to the TLS and Guardian. Nick lives in Norwich with his wife Amanda Hopkinson and their cat.


Email:    nicholas.caistor@uea.ac.uk