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).

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News and Reviews

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.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

A “rich, heartbreaking novel…. Benedetti’s tender yet unflinching portrait of a family in the crushing straits of history is a welcome addition to the small (and hopefully growing) catalogue of his work that has been translated into English.”

Books by Mario Benedetti

Springtime in a Broken Mirror
A Novel

Mario Benedetti