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Participants: Playwright

2023 Visitor
critic, fiction writer, playwright

Pola OLOIXARAC (Resident 2010; Visitor 2023)  is the author of the novels Las teorías salvajes (2008), Las constelaciones oscuras (2015) and Mona (2019), all available in English (Soho Press, FSG), and of the collection of political essay Galería de celebridades argentinas (2023). She has written the opera libretto “Hercules in Mato Grosso,” premiered in Buenos Aires (2014) and New York City (2015), contributed articles on politics and culture for The New York Times, the BBC and elsewhere, and is currently a columnist at La Nación. A co-founder and editor of The Buenos Aires Review, which features contemporary literature in the Americas, she was in 2010 named among Granta’s “Best Young Spanish Novelists.” A recipient of the national award for literature from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes, as well as, in 2019, of the British Library’s Eccles and Hay Festival prizes, she had Savage Theories nominated for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award; her work has been translated into 10 languages.. In 2023, she was an Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa.


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