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Selva Almada

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Selva Almada
Born (1973-04-05) 5 April 1973 (age 51)
Villa Elisa, Argentina

Selva Almada, born on April 5, 1973, is an Argentine writer. She is known for poetry, short stories, and novels. In 2014, she started to write nonfiction with the book Chicas muertas.

Almada studied Social Communication in Paraná, but later changed it to Literature at Paraná's Institute of Higher Education. Her early works started during a workshop by Maria Elena Lotringer at the School of Communication.[1]

Her first stories were shared in the Paraná weekly Análisis. In 1997-1998, she had a short-lived self-managed cultural literary project named CAelum Blue.

Almada learned her storytelling skills in Buenos Aires with the help of Alberto Laiseca's literary workshop. Famous literary figures like Chilean writer Diego Zúñiga and journalist Beatriz Sarlo have talked about her talent.[2] Her stories have been included in collections by publishers like Norma, Mondadori, and Ediciones del Dock.

She also has various literary workshops. From March to July 2017, she led the Taller de relato autobiográfico Mirarse el ombligo (Navel Gazing Autobiographical Story Workshop) at Escuela Entrepalabras.

  • 2003: Mal de muñecas. Editorial Carne Argentina. Poetry. ISBN 9872072108.
  • 2005: Niños. Editorial de la Universidad de La Plata. Novella. ISBN 9789503403358.
  • 2007: Una chica de provincia. Editorial Gárgola. Short stories. ISBN 9789876130646.
  • 2012: El viento que arrasa. Mardulce Editora. Novel. ISBN 9788494286940.
  • 2012: Intemec. Editorial Los Proyectos. Short stories. ISBN 9789872850517. (e-book)[3]
  • 2013: Ladrilleros. Mardulce Editora. Novel. ISBN 9788426400666.
  • 2014: Chicas muertas. Random House. Chronicle. ISBN 9789873650314.
  • 2015: El desapego es una manera de querernos. Random House. Short stories (compilation). ISBN 9789873987007.
  • 2017: El mono en el remolino: Notas del Rodaje de Zama de Lucrecia Martel. Random House. ISBN 9789873987595.
  • 2021: No es un río. Random House. ISBN 978-8439738909.

Works in translation

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  • 2019: The Wind That Lays Waste. Graywolf Press. Novel. English trans. of El viento que arrasa by Chris Andrews. ISBN 978-1555978457.
  • 2020: Dead Girls. Non-fiction.
  • 2021: Brickmakers. Novel.


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  1. Vignoli, Beatriz (27 April 2014). "'Siempre tuve una búsqueda lírica'" ['I Always Had a Lyrical Quest']. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. Zúñiga, Diego (4 June 2014). "¿De dónde sale esta escritora sorprendente?" [Where Does This Amazing Writer Come From?]. Qué Pasa (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  3. Méndez, Matías (16 January 2016). "Selva Almada: 'Me aburren los relatos que tienen como protagonista a un escritor'" [Selva Almada: 'I am Bored by Stories that Have a Writer as Protagonist'] (in Spanish). Infobae. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  4. "De lo clásico a lo curioso: las becas del FNA" [From the Classic to the Curious: FNA Fellowships]. Clarín (in Spanish). 20 October 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  5. Puga, Jessica M. (26 November 2014). "El peruano Jeremías Gamboa se alza con el Tigre Juan por su novela 'Contarlo todo'" [The Peruvian Jeremías Gamboa is Elevated with the Tigre Juan for His Novel 'Contarlo todo']. El Comercio (in Spanish). Oviedo. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. "El Premio Rodolfo Walsh" [The Rodolfo Walsh Award]. Página/12 (in Spanish). 4 April 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2018.