(Argentina, 1938) She worked as a journalist for many years and during the 1980s was writer-in-residence at Columbia University and later NYU. Her novels include Hay que sonreír (1966), El gato eficaz (1972), Black Novel (with Argentines) (1992), Bedside Manners (1995), La travesía (2001), El Mañana (2010) and her latest work, La máscara sarda. El profundo secreto de Perón (2012). She is also the author of an impressive bibliography of short stories, essays and non-fiction, including Peligrosas palabras (2001), Los deseos oscuros y los otros. Cuadernos de New York (2002), Diario de máscaras (2014) and the upcoming book of short stories, El chiste de Dios. Her work has been widely translated. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Doctora Honoris Causa from the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires. Recent awards for her body of work include the Argentinean Premio de Honor de la SADE (2015) and the León de Greiff Latin American Prize (Medellin, 2017). She is the current president of the PEN Argentina Centre.
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