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Lucía Puenzo

Translated by Valerie Miles

‘She would leave everything behind not to lose him.’

Lucía Puenzo

Lucía Puenzo is an Argentinian writer, screenwriter and director. Her first film, XXY, won the Critics’ Grand Prize (2007), a Goya for the Best Foreign Film and more than twenty international prizes. Her second, El niño pez, opened the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009, won prizes in Spain, Romania and Tokyo, and was part of the official selection in Tribeca and Havana, as well as at many other festivals. Her novels are El niño pez (2004), 9 minutos (2005), La maldición de Jacinta Pichimahuida (2007), La furia de la langosta (2010) and Wakolda (2011). Her books have been published in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United States and Brazil.

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Translated by Valerie Miles

Valerie Miles is an American writer, editor and translator who lives in Barcelona. In 2003, she co-founded Granta en español, which is now a project under the independent publishing house Galaxia Gutenberg. She writes and reviews for the New York Times, the Paris Review, La Nación, La Vanguardia and el ABC, among others. She translates from the Spanish and Catalán and is a professor in the postgraduate programme for literary translation at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

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