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Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein
Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed British author, poet, translator, Hispanist, journalist, film critic and autism researcher. His biography of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life, was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and reissued in an updated edition in 2013 (Harold Pinter called it 'a masterpiece'). His book of translations from Neruda's Canto General, with colour illustrations by the celebrated Brazilian artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, was published by Pratt Contemporary in 2013. He also wrote the introduction to the Folio Edition of Jorge Luis Borges' Labyrinths, which appeared in 2007. He is currently working on a novel and a book of translations from the great Nicaraguan poet, Rubén Darío.

Feinstein has published numerous articles and book chapters, including: 'Friends or foes? The troubled personal and literary relationship between Pablo Neruda and César Vallejo' in Politics, Poetics, Affect: Re-visioning César Vallejo (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and 'Pablo Neruda' in the Cambridge Companion to Latin American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

His own poems and his translations (of Neruda, Federico García Lorca, Mario Benedetti and others) have appeared in numerous magazines, including PN Review, Agenda, Acumen, Poem and Modern Poetry in Translation. His books on autism, A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Autism Works: A Guide to Successful Employment Across the Entire Spectrum (Routledge, 2018), were also widely praised.

He has given numerous lectures on Neruda and autism around the world, including Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Nicaragua, the United States, Russia, China, India, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. His presentations in the UK include talks at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and at the Royal Society in London. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and writes for the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. He is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.