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Mariana Enriquez

Mariana Enriquez is a writer and editor based in Buenos Aires, where she contributes both fiction and nonfiction to a number of newspapers and literary journals. Photo: Nora Lezano

Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar (1914–1984) was an Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, and short-story writer. Born in Brussels, he moved permanently to France in 1951, and he gradually...

Diego Creimer

Diego Creimer studied cinematography and worked in TV and film production for eight years in his home country, Argentina. Since immigrating to Canada in 1999, he has earned degrees...

Hernán Vanoli

Hernán Vanoli (b. 1980) holds a doctorate in sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (with a dissertation on the operation of cultural capital in the small-press literary scene) and,...

Washington Cucurto

Washington Cucurto is the pseudonym of Santiago Vega, an Argentine poet, narrator and editor born in 1973 in Quilmes, a city in the province of Buenos Aires.  He is the author of several...

María Sonia Cristoff

Maria Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) teaches Creative Writing at the Escuela de Escritores branch of the University of Buenos Aires. Her literary works and criticism have been...

Francisco Solano López

Francisco Solano López (1928-2011) was one of the most important Latin American illustrators of his generation. Perhaps best known in the U.S. for his erotic comics, he illustrated a...

Héctor G. Oesterheld

Héctor Germán Oesterheld (born July 23, 1919; disappeared and presumed dead 1977) was an Argentinian journalist and comics writer. Considered the most important Latin American...

Horacio Castillo

Horacio Castillo (Ensenada, Argentina, 1934–2010) published eight books of poetry, as well as numerous volumes of Greek and Portugese poetry in translation. His own work has been...

Ángela Pradelli

Ángela Pradelli is an Argentine writer and a professor of Literature at the secondary school level, as well as Coordinator of the National Plan for the Province of Buenos Aires. She also...

Edgar Brau

Edgar Brau was born in Argentina. He worked as an actor, a stage director, a painter of icons, and a photographer before devoting himself to writing literature. He published his first book,...

María Negroni

María Negroni was born in Rosario, Argentina. She has published eleven books of poetry, three collections of essays, and two novels, as well as works in translation from French and...

Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. Her first book, the short story collection El núcleo del disturbio, was awarded first prize by El Fondo Nacional de las Artes de...

Andrés Neuman

Andrés Neuman (1977) was born in Buenos Aires, where he spent his childhood. The son of Argentinian émigré musicians, he grew up and lives in Spain. He was included in...

Guillermo Martínez

Guillermo Martínez was born in Bahía Blanca, in Argentina, in 1962. In barely a decade he has become one of the most important writers of his generation. His book Los crimenes de...

Mempo Giardinelli

Mempo Giardinelli was born in Resistencia, Argentina, in 1947. A writer and journalist, he is the author of several novels, short story collections, and nonfiction books. He was also a founder...

Juan José Delaney

Juan José Delaney was born in Buenos Aires in 1954. He belongs to a large Irish-Argentine family and holds the chair in Twentieth-Century Argentinean Literature at the Universidad del...

Lúcia Bettencourt

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Lúcia Bettencourt is one of the most innovative and dynamic writers in Brazil today. Her first book, the highly acclaimed collection A secretária de...

Sergio Bizzio

Sergio Bizzio, born in Buenos Aires in 1956, is a novelist, poet, dramatist, scriptwriter and screenwriter. Author of a large oeuvre and considered ahead of his time by the critics, he has on...

Mercedes Roffé

Mercedes Roffé is one of Argentina’s leading poets. Widely published in Latin America and Spain, her poetry has also been published in translation in Italy, Quebec, Romania,...

Sergio Chejfec

Sergio Chejfec (Buenos Aires, 1956) has published twelve books of fiction, poetry, and essays since 1990. While living in Caracas, Venezuela from 1990 to 2005, he was the editor of Nueva...

Juan Forn

Juan Forn was born in Buenos Aires in 1959. After publishing his first arid only book of poetry in 1979, he traveled to Europe, and upon his return to Buenos Aires he began working in the...

J. Rodolfo Wilcock

Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Rodolfo Wilcock (1919–78) was a member of the circle of innovative writers that included Jorge Luis Borges. Later self-exiled in Rome, Wilcock became a leading...

Liliana Heker

Liliana Heker was born in Buenos Aires in 1943. She began her professional writing career at seventeen with the support of Abelardo Castillo; her first short story "Los juegos" (1960)...

Liniers

Liniers is Ricardo Siri's second name. Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Liniers began his career making fanzines. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spirou, La Mano, and other magazines he...

César Aira

A prolific novelist, playwright, essayist and translator, César Aira has published around forty novels, as well as short stories, essays and plays. He is one of the most important authors...

Raquel Garzón

Raquel Garzón (Córdoba, Argentina, 1970) is a poet and journalist. Thanks to five books, Crucigramas (1987), Cataclismos (1989), Poemas Grises (1991), Riesgos de la noche (2001)...

Guillermo Saavedra

Guillermo Saavedra (Buenos Aires, 1960) is a poet, editor, literary and theater critic, and cultural journalist. His books include the poetry collections Caracol (Último Reino, 1989),...

Ana María Shua

Ana María Shua has earned a prominent place in contemporary Argentine fiction with the publication of over forty books in nearly every literary genre: novels, short stories, short short...

Rodolfo Walsh

Rodolfo Walsh is one of the most important Argentinean writers of the second half of the twentieth century. He is considered a canonical writer in Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America, where...

Fernando Sorrentino

Fernando Sorrentino, born in Buenos Aires in 1942, was a great admirer of Borges. He published--first in Spanish, then in English in Clark Zlotchew's English translation--what is considered...

Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948 and grew up in Israel, where his father was the Argentine ambassador. As a teenager, he befriended Jorge Luis Borges, who frequented the bookshop...

Silvina Ocampo

Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993) published eight books of poetry and eight of stories, in addition to other works, notably the Antología de literature fantástica that she edited with her...

Edgardo Cozarinsky

Edgardo Cozarinsky was born in Buenos Aires in 1939 and has lived in Paris since 1974. Best known for his subtle, semidocumentary films, he has also written a previous collection of short...

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz

Alicia Dujovne Ortiz was born in Buenos Aires and has lived in Toulouse, France, since 1978. She is a journalist and the author of several volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including...

Maria Fasce

Maria Fasce was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. She has worked as an editor and translator into Spanish from English, French, Italian, and Portuguese. As a journalist she has contributed reviews...

Ernesto Sábato

Ernesto Sábato was born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires, in 1911. He obtained a doctorate in physics and philosophy from the Universidad de La Plata and worked in the Curie...

Juan José Saer

Juan José Saer was born in Serodino/Santa Fe in 1937, the son of Arab immigrants. He studied law and philosophy and from 1962 taught at the Santa Fe Instituto de Cinematografía. He...

Graciela Speranza

Graciela Speranza was born in Buenos Aires in 1957. She is a translator and professor of Argentine literature at the University of Buenos Aires. She has published several books of conversations...

Tomás Eloy Martínez

The writer and journalist Tomás Eloy Martínez was born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1934. As a young man he won various prizes for his poems and short stories. He has published...

Ricardo Piglia

Ricardo Piglia (1940–2017) was a major Argentine novelist and one of Latin America's most important contemporary thinkers and writers. His novels have been translated into...
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