(Coronel Pringles, Argentina, 1949) Since 1967 he has been living in Buenos Aires, translating and writing novels and essays – as well as many texts that may be considered as belonging to both genres. Aira is a radically original, imaginative, intelligent and exhilarating writer. His work has been extensively published in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain, and his novels have been translated into more than twenty languages. His bibliography includes: La mendiga (1999), Cumpleaños (2001), El mago (2002), Canto castrato (2003), Las noches de Flores (2004), Parménides (2006), Las aventuras de Barbaverde (2009), El error (2010), Relatos reunidos (2013), El santo (2015), Sobre el arte contemporáneo seguido de En La Habana (2016) and in English An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter (2006), How I Became a Nun (2007), Ghosts (2009), The Literary Conference (2010), The Miracle Cures of Dr Aira (2012), The Musical Brain: and Other Stories (2015) and Ema the Captive (2016). His latest book is called El pequeño monje budista.
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