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Leopoldo BRIZUELA (b. 1963, La Plata) is among Argentina's most prominent writers. His first novel, Tejiendo Agua (Knitting in Water, 1985) won the Fortbat Prize. Inglaterra. Una fábula (England. A fable, 1999), a novel about an English company of Shakespearean actors who travel to Patagonia to play in front of the same Fuegian tribes who inspired the character of Caliban, won the most important Argentinean prize, the Premio Clarin de Novela. He has also published a collection of short stories (Los que llegamos más legos, 2002), a collection of poems (Fado, 1995), a collection of interviews (Historia de un deseo, 2000), the first Argentinean anthology of fiction on homosexuality, and three books about creative writing. Writers he has translated include Flannery O'Connor, Henry James, and Guy de Maupassant. Currently, he teaches creative writing, contributes to the two most important Argentinean newspapers (Clarin and La Nación), and is writing a novel which takes place in Lisbon during WW II. His works have been published in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Brazil, and France. He is participating courtesy of the U.S. State Department.

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