Luisa Valenzuela


Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina) is a fiction and short story writer. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives. She has published thirty books; among the most recent are the novels El Mañana (Buenos Aires, 2010), Cuidado con el tigre (Buenos Aires, 2011), and La máscara sarda, el profundo secreto de Perón. Her text Novela negra con Argentinos was re-published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in 2016. Her published short story collections include Cambio de armas y otros cuentos políticos(Buenos Aires, 2015). Among her published essays are Cortázar-Fuentes, Entrecruzamientos, (Alfaguara, 2014); El Entusiasmo, Lección de Arte (Fineo, Mexico, 2014); and Diario de máscaras (Capital Intelectual, 2015).

She has won numerous prizes and grants and been widely translated into various languages, and her stories and essays have been included in countless international anthologies. She is also a Doctora Honoris Causa at Knox College, Illinois, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ciudadana Ilustre of the City of Buenos Aires, and President of the Argentine PEN Center.


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