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Guillermo Saavedra

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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), Tentativas sobre Cage (La Marca, 1995), El velador (Bajo la Luna, 1998) and La voz inútil (Bajo la Luna, 2003); a collection of interviews with Argentine writers, La curiosidad impertinente (Beatriz Viterbo, 1993); and the anthologies Cuentos de historia argentina (Alfaguara, 1998), La pena del aire (Mondadori, 2000), Cuentos escogidos de Andrés Rivera (Alfaguara, 2000), Mi cuento favorito (Alfaguara, 2000), Cuentos de escritoras argentinas (Alfaguara, 2001), four volumes in the series Vamos a leer published by the Secretariat of National Culture, and El placer rebelde, on the fiction of Luisa Valenzuela (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2003). He was a Guggenheim fellow in 2001. His poetry collection Del tomate will be published this year, and he is working on three other poetry books, Pescado frito, Desocupado, and El corredor de fondo, as well as a collection of critical essays, Sueños ajenos, vicios propios. He lives in Buenos Aires, where he is the director of publications of the Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, director of the cultural journal Las ranas, and an editor at Editorial Losada.

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