María Fasce

ARGENTINA, 1969

María Fasce (Argentina, 1969) is a writer and the literary director of Alfaguara in Madrid. She has translated Marcel Proust and Patrick Modiano, and has worked as a journalist, literary and cinema critic. Her work has been translated into French, English, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese and German. She has published several novels and story collections, including La verdad según Virginia (Virginia’s Truth) and La felicidad de las mujeres (The Happiness of Women, Primer Premio del Fondo Nacional de las Artes 1999). The Woman of Isla Negra was written as part of the Writers in Residence program in Amsterdam.

Her collection of unpublished stories Un hombre bueno (A Good Man) won the Premio Iberoamericano Cortes de Cádiz 2015.

"A notable writer in the panorama of Argentine literature... A great observer

and communicator of the moods of her characters; she examines them

closely with fierce irony but without losing her delicacy."

Silvina Friera, PÁGINA 12


"Fasce describes the actions of her creatures with the ease and detail

of a film camera... Her terse prose and ironic comments keep

the reader's attention and hint at the barely visible conflicts that they

must discover for themselves."

Andrea Daverio, ELLE


"Reminiscent of the latent themes that lay behind the everyday stories

of Katherine Mansfield... Maria Fasce makes simple but sophisticated music."

Luciano Piazza, RADAR LIBROS


"María Fasce has her own style... and she knows how to portray a period...

She's an excellent observer of tiny details, has a special sensitivity to subtle

changes in mood and a distinctive wonky, slightly acidic sense of humour."

Elvio Gandolfo, NOTICIAS


"In fresh, colloquial language, however conflictive the situation might be,

Fasce lets the stories play out, planting —as in the best stories by Beckett

or the piercing miniatures of Grace Palley— a bomb that only goes off

once you've finished reading."

Miguel Russo, VEINTITRÉS

 

"A delicate but sharp way of portraying the contradictions of a world

that for women -and men too- gets more difficult by the day."

INROCKUPTIBLES


"One of the most interesting contemporary voices to come out

of the fertile literary landscape of Argentina."

Diego Gándara, LA JORNADA SEMANAL

 

"Simple, profound, natural and delicate."

LA NACIÓN


"A beautiful novel inspired by real events that explores

the mysteries of love and identity."

TÉLAM CULTURA


"Leaves the reader spellbound for entire days...

We liked this book so much that we highlighted a phrase per page."
ELLE


"Fasce's light, elegant touch nonetheless offers

a searing examination of human nature."

Josyane Savigneay, LE MONDE


"A subtle exploration of the hidden corners of the soul."

Andrea Daverio, ELLE

 

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By María Fasce

  • A Good Man

    SHORT STORIES, 2016

    WINNER OF THE 12TH CORTES DE CÁDIZ IBERO-AMERICAN PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL María Fasce writes from a surprisingly transgressive and cosmopolitan viewpoint in a tone that combines...

  • The Woman of Isla Negra

    NOVEL, 2015

    In the early 1950s, Elisa and her mother Raquel leave behind their humble home in Temuco and go to Isla Negra to move in with Pablo Neruda in his big house, which looks like an underwater cliff...

  • The Nature of Love

    NOVEL, 2008

    Ana values highly clarity, order, and cleanliness. But she will have to manage her way – and even give birth – through disorder, confusion and chaos.With her job at a publishing...

  • A nadie le gusta la soledad

    SHORT STORIES, 2007

  • The Truth according to Virginia

    NOVEL, 2002

    Virginia is coming up for 30. She has a wonderful husband, a loving 8 year-old son, and a very possessive mother. She keeps her intimate thoughts and theories in a small notebook and then turns...

  • La felicidad de las mujeres

    SHORT STORIES, 2000

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