Jorge Lanata

ARGENTINA, 1960

Jorge Lanata is one of the most brilliant nonconformist minds in Argentinian journalism. Respected and admired for his independent thinking, he achieved massive popularity in 1983 after founding and editing Página/12, Argentina’s most critical daily paper, when democracy was being reinstated in the country after almost 10 years of military dictatorship. He is a figurehead of Argentinian journalism and a leader of the more progressive side of the local public opinion. His book Argentinos is a wonderfully fresh two volume review of Argentinian history, from the foundation of Buenos Aires up to the moment when caretaker president Duhalde took office in January 2002 after the worst economic and political crisis in the nation’s history. With his typical directness and apparent informality, Jorge Lanata rakes through Argentinian history from a fresh critical standpoint. Argentinos sold over 300,000 copies. In ADN. Mapa genético de los defectos argentinos, he analyses the historical causes of the flaws of his fellow Argentinians. ADN starts comparing the vision foreigners had and still have of Argentinians face to the idea that the Argentinians have of themselves in order to set out the myths, desires, heroes, sex, obsessions and the “double life” that have characterized Argentina through history.

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By Jorge Lanata

  • 56. Cuarenta años de periodismo y algo de vida personal

    NON FICTION, 2017

    Jorge Lanata cuenta en primera persona sus memorias en el periodismo, desde sus incursiones iniciales en la adolescencia, la temprana experiencia en la disruptiva revista El Porteño y la...

  • 10K, The stolen decade

    NON FICTION, 2014

    The title phrase isn’t just a reference to the corruption that was rampant throughout the Kirchnerist Administration; it also refers to a wasted opportunity: never have the conditions for...

  • 26 people to save the world

    NON FICTION, 2012

  • Death by Love

    NOVEL, 2007

    The voices and testimonies interwoven into this novel narrate a brief and traumatic revolutionary event of the 1960s: the Guerrilla Army of the People which, in 1963, attempted to reproduce in the...

  • DNA

    NON FICTION, 2004

  • Argentinians

    NON FICTION, TWO VOLUMES, 2003

  • Argentinians

    NON FICTION, 2003

  • Historia de Teller

    NOVEL, 1991

  • Polaroids

    SHORT STORIES, 1990

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