Alejandra Laurencich is an Argentine writer, founder and editorial director of the magazine La balandra|otra narrativa. She was born in Buenos Aires in 1963. Considered by critics and readers as one of the most prestigious authors of her generation, her stories of current and passionate female characters are as striking as the strong plots of her novels. Laurencich has published two novels and a collection of stories that brings together the first two books of stories by the author. She lives in Buenos Aires, a city in which, after graduating her studies in fine arts and starting cinematography, she discovered the craft of writing, to which she inclined from an early age. Her books received awards such as the Argentine National Endowment for the Arts Award and the prestigious Municipal Award, among others. As the founder and editorial director of La balandra|otra narrative, one of the most eminent literary journals of recent years in Spanish, she has been dedicating herself for more than two decades to the training of writers, compiled in her 2014 book El taller (The Workshop).
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