05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Mariana Enriquez

Photograph by Nora Lezano

Mariana Enriquez holds a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the National University of La Plata. She works as a journalist and is the deputy editor of the arts and culture section of the newspaper Página/12. She has published the novels Bajar es lo peor (Espasa Calpe, 1995) and Cómo desaparecer completamente (Emecé, 2004). She has also written the short story collections Los peligros de fumar en la cama (Emecé, 2009) and the novelette Chicos que vuelven (Eduvim, 2010), as well as a biography of Argentine poet and short-fiction writer Silvina Ocampo. Enriquez’s fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Granta, McSweeney’s, Electric Literature, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Her latest book, Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego, published in 2017, has been translated into 20 languages. The English translation is titled The Things We Lost in the Fire and was named a Best Book of the Year by Boston GlobePASTE Magazine, Words Without BordersGrub StreetRemezccla, and Entropy Magazine.

Facebook: Mariana Enriquez

Instagram: @marianaenriquez1973

Image courtesy of Nora Lezano.

Thanks to the Embassy of Argentina for their support