CRISTINA SISCAR
Story-writer

CRISTINA SISCAR

Was born in Buenos Aires. A narrator, poet and essayist, she has worked as a translator and cultural journalist. She currently teaches writing workshops. She lived in Paris for seven years, where she published a bilingual French-Spanish edition of her volume of poetry, Tatuajes (1985). In Argentina, she has published her books of short stories, Reescrito en la bruma (1987), Lugar de todos los nombres (1988), Los efectos personales (1994) and La Siberia (2007); a novel, Las líneas de la mano (1993); and the novels, La sombra del jardín (1999), El río invisible (2017) and País de arena (2018). She has also published essays such as El viaje, Itinerarios de la lectura (2003), among others. She has compiled and written the prefaces for anthologies of short stories, including Violencia. Visiones femeninas (1993). She has been recognized by the Konex Foundation and the Argentine Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH) for her work as a storyteller. She is a recipient of the Creation Grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes of Argentina. Some of her works have been translated into French, English, Italian and German, and are included in several anthologies in Argentina and abroad.