Vera Giaconi

Vera Giaconi

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Montevideo, 1974

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.

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The new great discovery from Argentina, along with Samanta Schweblin and Mariana Enríquez”

—El Mercurio de Chile

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Masterful stories about the leftovers of ordinary life

—El País

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A surprising, complex and disquieting universe”

—Edmundo Paz Soldán

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Her writing could explode at any time”

—Diego Zúñiga