Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed British author, poet, translator, Hispanist, journalist and autism researcher. His biography of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life, was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and updated in 2013. Harold Pinter called it ‘a masterpiece’. In the same year, Feinstein launched Cantalao, a biannual magazine dedicated to Neruda’s life and work. His book of translations from Neruda’s Canto General, with colour illustrations by Brazilian artist, Ana Maria Pacheco, was published by Pratt Contemporary in 2013.
He also wrote the introduction to the Folio Edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths (2007).
Feinstein’s book, A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), also received widespread praise. He founded the international autism magazine, Looking Up .
Adam broadcasts regularly for the BBC. He writes for the Observer, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement, and is also a film critic and historian. He is a specialist in the life and work of Michael Curtiz, who made Casablanca.
His translations of Neruda, Federico García Lorca, Mario Benedetti and others, as well as his own poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Agenda,Acumen, PN Review, Poem and Modern Poetry in Translation.
Feinstein is currently writing a book on cultural policy in Cuba, a book on autism and employment, a novel and a play about Neruda’s friendship with Lorca.