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Ana María Shua

Argentine writer

1951   -  

genre: fiction
country of citizenship: Argentina
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Ana María Shua (born in Buenos Aires, April 22, 1951) is an Argentine writer who has published over eighty books in numerous genres including: novels, short stories, micro fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature, books of humor and Jewish folklore, anthologies, film scripts, journalistic articles, and essays. Her writing has been translated into many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, Japanese, Bulgarian, and Serbian. Her stories appear in anthologies throughout the world. She has received numerous national and international awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is one of Argentina’s premier living writers. She is particularly known in the Spanish-speaking world on both sides of the Atlantic as “the Queen of the Microstory.”
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