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Diary of the Fall


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A powerful and heartbreaking novel about love, guilt and memory - and the stories we choose to tell about ourselves and each other

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Michel Laub was born in Porto Alegre and currently lives in Sao Paulo. He is a writer and journalist, and was named one of Granta's twenty 'Best of Young Brazilian Novelists'. Diary of the Fall, which received the Brasilia Award, was his first novel to appear in English. It won the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Literary Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016.


"Extraordinary... In my world, this novel is already a classic" -- Karl Ove Knausgaard
"A powerful exploration of memory and guilt" * Guardian *
"A work of immense incantatory power" -- Neel Mukherjee * Literary Review *
"Astonishingly powerful ... Diary of a Fall may well emerge as one of the finest novels published in English this year" -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
"A gripping, thoughtful novel... Laub beautifully retrieves the tragedy of the holocaust from its scholarship, politics and deniers, cutting to the bone of human life, its longings and limitations" -- Tabish Khair * Independent *

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