Martín Felipe Castagnet was born in La Plata (Argentina) in May 1986. This translator and humanities doctorate is the Associate Editor of the bilingual magazine The Buenos Aires Review and is a member of the editorial committee of Alkmene magazine on literature and translation, under the auspices of the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.
His novel Los cuerpos del verano (Factotum, 2012) was unanimous winner of the 2012 Latin American Young Writers’ Award organized by the Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs de Saint-Nazaire, and by La Marelle, Villa des projets d’auteurs, Marseilles, France. It has been translated into French (MEET, 2012) and into English as Bodies of Summer (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). His second novel, Los mantras modernos, was published in April this year by Sigilo.
He has published various stories in a range of media. He has participated as a resident author at the Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs in Saint-Nazaire (November and December 2012); La Marelle, Villa des projets d’auteurs in Marseilles (January and February 2013); the Reflection and Exchange Residency as part of the Buenos Aires International Literature Festival (from 27 September to 2 October 2016); and on the Excellence Fellowship as part of the Special Programme for Foreigners run by the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID), with the support of the Casa Refugio Citlaltépetl, under the writer Alberto Chimal (from November 2016 to January 2017).