Mario Benedetti

Mario Benedetti (1920–2009) was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet. He is considered one of the most important twentieth-century Latin American writers. He won the Queen Sofia Ibero-American Poetry Award in 1999, and the José Martí prize in 2001. He was the author of many works of poetry, essays, drama, and fiction, including the novel Springtime in a Broken Mirror (The New Press).

News and Reviews

New York Times Book Review

“Benedetti has crafted a portrait of the ‘long parenthesis’ opened up in Uruguay’s society, from which ‘nobody will be able to pick up the thread of the original sentence.’”

New Yorker

A “wise, lonely novel” and “honest reflection of exile.”

New York Times

A “Globetrotting” feature pick

Kirkus Reviews

“This powerful novel evokes the works of Gabriel García Márquez.”


Books by Mario Benedetti

Springtime in a Broken Mirror
A Novel

Mario Benedetti