Jakob Guanzon was born in Manhasset, New York, and grew up in Minnesota. He graduated with a degree in sociology from Hamline University, Saint Paul, and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, New York. After working as a translator in Madrid for several years, he has been living as an author in New York City again for several years. His debut novel "Abundance" was longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction and the Aspen Words Literary Prize in the USA.
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