César Aira was born in Coronel Pringles, Argentina, in 1949, and has lived in Buenos Aires since 1967. He has translated and edited books from France, England, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and Venezuela. Aira has published more than eighty books to date. His latest book, The Linden Tree comes out in April 2018.
The earliest memory I have of my father is of him riding the bicycle he used for getting all around town, even to its farthest limits, carrying a very long ladder on his shoulder. I don’t think this scene would . . .