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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.

Books by Michel Laub

A Poison Apple

Is it better to burn out than to fade away? A mesmeric novel of loss and regret, from the prize-winning Brazilian novelist Michel Laub.

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Diary of the Fall

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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