Abroad (English)

SANTIAGO NAZARIAN was born in São Paulo in 1977, from an Armenian family, and has become an insider's tip on the Brazilian literary scene. In 2007, he was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the 39 highest profile Latin American writers under the age of 39.

In Nazarian’s new novel Biofobia (“Biophobia”), a man is confronted with rampant nature, both within and outside of himself. André was once a rock star, but has lost everything: fame, money, love. When his mother dies, he returns to her house in the wilderness where family and friends take their pick of her earthly goods, leaving André alone in an empty house. André can hardly stand the increasingly weird situation. In the house, a thick branch crashes against the window, as if invading the place. Tap water begins to taste strange. Reality and imagination become indistinguishable, and when André’s nice, boring sister returns, André has disappeared. Or has he become one with the jungle? Using very intense language and much suspense and black humour, Nazarian takes the reader deep into the mind of his protagonist, asking what a man’s existence is made of.

Santiago Nazarian’s virtues as a writer have never been so visible, from his well-measured pop morbidity to the powerful symbolism of some of his scenes. [For Biofobia] Daniel Galera, O Globo

Biofobia is Santiago Nazarian’s best book yet!, Andréa del Fuego

We are in presence of a great talent, Luis Augusto Fischer, Zero Hora

Nazarian writes too well, he knows how to create characters and has a fascinating and daring style all his own. 
Marcelo Rubens Paiva, Folha de S. Paulo.

Nazarian crosses the imaginative narrative of the fable with his narrative momentum to culminate in fantastic poetics, sweeping away the literary tradition within current fiction. Simply beautiful. O Globo

Nazarian conveys an inimitable freshness. Bizarre and visceral. If literature is experience, Santiago demonstrates to the highest degree what the experience of a written text can be like. Folha de Pernambuco



- Biofobia, Rio de Janeiro: Record 2014, 240 p.
Film rights sold

- O prédio, o tédio e o menino cego, Rio de Janeiro: Record 2009, 344 p.

- Mastigando humanos, São Paulo: Nova Fronteira 2006; Rio de Janeiro: Record 2013, 175 p.
Italy: La Linea 2013 ● Spain: Ambulantes 2013

- Feriado de mim mesmo, São Paulo: Planeta 2005, 157 p.
Film rights sold. (English and German sample translation available0

- A morte sem nome, São Paulo: Planeta 2004, 205 p.; Portugal: Palavra 2006
(English sample translation available)

- Olívio, São Paulo: Talento 2003, 139 p.

- Órfão, Formas breves 2014 (e-pub)

- Pornofantasma, Rio de Janeiro: Record 2011, 316 p.
(German sample translation available)

Young readers:

Garotos Malditos, Rio de Janeiro: Record 2012, 256 p.

Participation in anthologies:

Popcorn unterm Zuckerhut. Junge brasilianische Literatur

Germany: Wagenbach 2013

die horen. Brasilien. Ed. Michi Strausfeld

Germany: Wallstein 2013

A mulher barbada, Peru: Factotum

In El futuro no es nuestro: Espinazo de pez, Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia 2009, 272 p.

Selection and foreword by Diego Trelles Paz

Bolivia: La Hoguera 2009 ● Brazil: Melhoramentos ● Chile: UQBAR 2010 ● Hungary: L’Harmattan 2011 ● Mexico: Sur Plus 2011 ● Panama: Fuga 2010 ● Peru: Madriguera2012 ● US: Open Letter Books 2012

Bogotá 39, Bogotá:Ediciones B 2007, 413 p.

In Lusofômica. La nuova narrativa in lingua portoghese: Seis dedos para contar, Rome: La Nuova Frontiera 2006

Contact: santiagonazarian(a)gmail.com 


Não sei porque colocaram só meu sobrenome, mas achei chique.  Finalmente o ano está começando para mim. Já voltei para São Paulo e sem...