Selva Almada

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Selva Almada is one of the most outstanding contemporary writers in Latin America. Her work has been compared to that of William Faulkner, Juan Carlos Onetti, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor.

Her early formation as a Professor of Literature at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior de Paraná was the starting point of her already consolidated literary career.

Ever since her first publications, Almada’s books have been highly acclaimed by critics and have been reprinted and translated in numerous countries.

In addition to her work as a writer, she is one of the founders of the Salvaje Federal bookstore in Buenos Aires, which focuses on literature written and published in the provinces of Argentina.



Her works have been translated into several languages, such as French, English, Italian, Portuguese and German, among others.

Selva Almada is the winner of important awards such as the First Book Award in Edinburgh and the IILA-Literature Prize in Rome.

She was also a runner-up for the Rodolfo Walsh Award for her work Dead Girls, and a finalist for the Tigre Juan Award and the Mario Vargas Llosa Biennial Novel Award.

Her work El viento que arrasa (The Wind that Sweeps) has a film adaptation, premiered at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.


Critics say:

“One of the greatest renovators of the Hispano-American novel”. El Cultural digital newspaper

“In her realism of magical repercussions, Onetti and the Borges of The South come together with the inflamed shadow of Horacio Quiroga, but the quality and resolve of her prose produce a power of suggestion that is unique to Selva Almada”. El País newspaper

“What seems fantastical soon turns hyperrealistic, a bit like in the stories of Rulfo or Sara Gallardo”. La Nación newspaper

“Original and full of novelty, Selva Almada has seduced with a style which is both poetic and realistic. Her literature raises your hair without reaching the full sting of horror”. Babelia

“Almada is a major Latin American Literary force”. Shelf Awareness (literary newsletter)