Fernanda García Lao


Fernanda García Lao is an Argentine novelist, poet, and playwright, known as “the strangest writer in Argentine literature.” She was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1966, but lived in exile with her family for almost fifteen years. Fernanda received her education in Spain, studying acting, music, and journalism. When she returned to Argentina, she trained as a playwright and director. She is the author of several novels, plays and two collections of short stories. Her work have received high praise and have been translated into French, Portuguese, and Italian. At the Guadalajara Book Fair 2011, García Lao was named one of the “25 best kept secrets in Latin American literature”. Out of the Cage (Deep Vellum, 2021) is her first novel in English.


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