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Sabina Berman

Sabina Berman
Isabelle Tardan

Sabina Berman is a four-time winner of the Mexican National Theatre Prize for her plays; she also writes filmscripts, poetry, prose, and journalism, and has published several novellas. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World, published in twenty-five territories, is her first novel. She lives in Mexico.

Sabina Berman

Where are you from?
Mexico City

Who are your favorite writers?
Charles Darwin. Milan Kundera. Herbert Marcuse. Wilhem Reich. Fernando Vallejo.Fernando Pessoa.

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
The Origin of Species. Eros and Civilization. The Mass Psychology of Fascism. The Poetry of Fernando Pessoa. La Vírgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins).

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Books. Tennis. Politics.

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Listen.

What is the question most commonly asked by your readers? What is the answer?
Is this a true story? Yes. Are you the narrator? No, in a conventional way of speaking I am not. Otherwise, yes.

What inspired you to write your first book?
The will to tell a new story.

Where do you write?
Wherever my computer is. In my studio. In my living room. In hotel rooms. In a garden in Chiconcuac. In my mother's kitchen.

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

Sabina Berman, translated by Lisa Dillman
Henry Holt and Co.
Henry Holt and Co.

A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts

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