The daughter of exiles from the Uruguayan dictatorship, Vera Giaconi knocks down the myth of ordinary life as a safe and comfortable place. Born in Montevideo in 1974, she moved to Buenos Aires at an early age, where she still lives and works as a freelance editor and creative writing teacher.
With only two stories collections —CARNE VIVA (Eterna Cadencia, 2011), and SERES QUERIDOS (finalist of the international literary Ribera del Duero Award; Anagrama, 2017)—, she is widely considered to be one of the most prominent Latin American voices of her generation.
“The new great discovery from Argentina, along with Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enríquez”
—El Mercurio de Chile
“Masterful stories about the leftovers of ordinary life”
“A surprising, complex and disquieting universe”
—Edmundo Paz Soldán
“Her writing could explode at any time”