Biographies Luisa Valenzuela (Argentina) (1938-)

Luisa Valenzuela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1938. She is the author of ten novels, including Cola de lagartija (The Lizard’s Tail, 1983), Como en la guerra (1977), and most recently, La máscara sarda, el profundo secreto de Perón (2012). She has also written thirteen collections of short stories and published several books of essays. Many of her novels and stories have been translated into English. Valenzuela’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship. She was also selected to be a Fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities and a member of the Freedom to Write Committee at the PEN American Center. She taught writing seminars and workshops for ten years as a writer-in-residence at the Center for Inter-American Relations at both New York University and Columbia University. In 1989 she returned to Buenos Aires where she currently resides.

Luisa Valenzuela nació en Buenos Aires, Argentina en 1938. Es autora de diez novelas, entre ellas Cola de lagartija (1983), Como en la guerra (1977), y La máscara sarda, el profundo secreto de Perón (2012). Es también autora de alrededor de quince libros de cuentos, y varios libros de ensayo. A lo largo de su carrera, fue becaria Guggenheim, Fullbright. También fue elegida como becaria honoraria del New York Institute for the Humanities y como miembra del Freedom to Write Committee en el PEN American Center. Ha servido como profesora en varias universidades como New York University, Columbia University, y como escritora-en-residencia en el Center for Inter-American relations. En 1989 regresó a Buenos Aires.

Audio Recordings with Luisa Valenzuela

Selected Works at the Library of Congress