David Unger

is a Guatemalanborn writer and translator.  He is the author of the novel Life in the Damn Tropics (Wisconsin University Press, 2004).  His most recent translations are Rigoberta Menchú’s Secret Legacy (2008), The Honey Jar (2006) and The Girl from Chimel (2005) for Groundwood Press.  Other translations include The Love You Promised Me (Curbstone Press, 1999) and The Popol Vuh, version by Victor Montejo (Groundwood, 1999).  He has also translated Roque Dalton, Mario Benedetti, Sergio Ramírez, Luisa Valenzuela, Vicente Aleixandre, and Enrique Lihn.  He edited and cotranslated Nicanor Parra’s Antipoems: New and Selected (New Directions, 1985).