Collection: Augusto Monterroso

Augusto Monterroso (1921–2003) was a Honduran-born Guatemalan writer. A prominent member of the Latin American Boom generation, he was known for his humorous and ironic short stories. He is the recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Literature and the National Literature Award of Guatemala.

  • Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a New York Review Books Gift Card.

    Gift Cards 
  • A membership for yourself or as a gift for a special reader will promise a year of good reading.

    Join NYRB Classics Book Club 
  • Is there a book that you’d like to see back in print, or that you think we should consider for one of our series? Let us know!

    Tell us about it