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Eduardo Berti

Eduardo Berti

Eduardo Berti is an Argentinian writer and journalist, born in Buenos Aires in 1964. An acclaimed and award-winning author, Berti has published four collections of short fiction, among them his debut work Los pájaros (The Birds,1994) winner of a Grant-Award from Cultura Magazine and La vida imposible (The Impossible Life, 2002), winner of the Libralire-Fernando Aguirre Prize. He has also published six novels, among them, La mujer de Wakefield (Wakefield’s Wife, 1999), finalist in the prestigious Fémina Prize for Best Book from Overseas, Todos los Funes (All the Funes, 2005) finalist of  the Herralde Prize, and El país imaginado (The Imagined Country, 2011) winner of the Emecé Prize and Las Americas prize. Berti moved to Paris in 1998, where he taught courses in writing, worked as a cultural journalist, a correspondent for different media outlets and a scriptwriter. He received several awards (among them the Martin Fierro) for the production of documentaries on Argentine popular music, and published two journalistic essay books on the subject: one in collaboration with Argentine singer and composer Luis Alberto Spinetta, and another dedicated to analyzing the evolution and characteristics of Argentine rock. In recent years, Berti has combined his creative work with translations of authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gustave Flaubert, Elizabeth Bowen and Jane Austen. He has published seven anthologies, and written for Buenos Aires’ major newspapers, such as La Nación, Clarín and Pagina/12. Some of his works have been translated into French, English, Portuguese, Hebrew, Korean and Japanese. Since 2014, Berti has been a member of the Oulipo group (Alongside Georges Perec, Italo Calvino and Marcel Duchamp, among others). His recent novel, Un padre extranjero (A Foreign Father), was published in 2016.

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