Jakob Guanzon

Jakob Guanzon was born in New York and raised in Minnesota. He holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Abundance, the story of a homeless man and his son, is his first novel. The New York Times said “Abundance captures is how mundane poverty is, and how psychologically punishing” and the starred review in Publisher’s Weekly said “Guanzon’s descriptions of grinding poverty are visceral, and Henry’s attempts to fend off relentless adversity for the sake of his son are heartbreaking.” He lived in Madrid, Spain for several years, where he began teaching, translating, and publishing prose and now lives in New York City.

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June 16, 2021