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Liliana Heker
Collected Stories

(Cuentos reunidos)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/11/2016
  • ISBN: 9789877382853
  • 504 pages

A compendium of every short story written by one of the great Latin American masters of the genre: Liliana Heker.   As Samanta Schweblin writes in the prologue: “There is life and death in these stories, an unrelenting power struggle. On one side is failure, misunderstanding, loneliness and death; on the other is her characters’ obstinate need to forge on. Since they are always a step ahead, they demand that readers be constantly on the alert. But the rewards are great, and in exchange for taking this journey through the brilliance of childhood, tempestuous family ties, and passionate love affairs, these stories offer readers the revelation that, despite everything, they can be happy.”

About the author

ARGENTINA – Liliana Heker (Buenos Aires, 1943) is a novelist, essayist and short story writer. With Abelardo Castillo, she founded and directed two of the most important literary magazines in Latin American history: El Escarabajo de Oro (1961-1974) and El Ornitorrinco (1977-1986). Since 1978 she has coordinated literary workshops, where many of the finest contemporary Argentine writers have studied. Almost all of her stories have been published in translation, in the United States, England, Canada, Germany, France, Israel, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Serbia, the Netherlands, and Poland.



Other books: Los que vieron la zarza, Acuario, Un resplandor que se apagó en el mundo, Las peras del mal, Zona de clivaje, Los bordes de lo real, El fin de la historia, Las hermanas de Shakespeare, La crueldad de la vida, Diálogos sobre la vida y la muerte, La muerte de Dios


Awards: Honorable Mention, Casa de las Américas Competition (1966), First Municipal Prize (1987), Esteban Echeverría Award (2010) and a Platinum Konex Prize (2014)