Ricardo Piglia

ARGENTINA, 1940 - 2017

INTERNATIONAL ROMULO GALLEGOS NOVEL PRIZE 2011

NATIONAL CRITICS PRIZE 2011

FORMENTOR LITERATURE PRIZE 2015

Ricardo Piglia is a writer of rare literary stature, capable of combining criticism with literary creation without subordinating either. His literary investigations have had as a great impact in artistic and academic circles of Latin America as his fiction has on a growing number of readers. Piglia’s international literary career has been further strengthened with several top European publishers rising to the challenge of publishing his fiction and criticism. His narratives incorporates elements from literary criticism but loses none of the freshness and agility that readers expects in a story as a result.

Patricio Pron interview with Ricardo Piglia in Letras Libres (Spanish).

"Ricardo Piglia is an extremely important literary figure.

He has inherited Borges' quizzical intelligence, enthusiasm for the tireless

exploration of literature and attraction to hidden depths. Piglia's fictions trace

inventive parabolas over the past nightmarish events of his country."    

THE INDEPENDENT

 

"Ricardo Piglia, the rebel classic"

J.A. Masoliver Rodenas, LA VANGUARDIA

 

"One of the sharpest minds on the latino-hispanic-american scene today.

not just in Argentina."

EL CULTURAL

 

"Ricardo Piglia may be the best Latin American writer to have appeared

since the heyday of Gabriel García Márquez."

KIRKUS REVIEW

 

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By Ricardo Piglia

  • The Diaries of Emilio Renzi. A Day in the Life

    NOVEL, 2017

    A Day in the Life is the final volume of The Diaries of Emilio Renzi, a triumphant culmination to the literary oeuvre of one of the most important Latin American writers of the modern age. This...

  • North American Writers

    NON FICTION, 2016

    In 1967, Ricardo Piglia was a young writer about to publish his first book of short stories but he was already creating a mode of reading and identifying a set of key texts that would define his...

  • The Diaries of Emilio Renzi. The Happy Years

    NOVEL, 2016

    This second volume of the three that make up The Diaries of Emilio Renzi, purportedly written by Ricardo Piglia's alter ego, covers the period between 1968 and 1975. While the previous book...

  • The Diaries of Emilio Renzi. Formative years

    NOVEL, 2015

    Readers of Ricardo Piglia will undoubtedly be familiar with Emilio Renzi, the writer and alter-ego who constantly appears in his novels, at times as the protagonist and others in just a cameo....

  • The Three Avant Gardes

    NON FICTION, 2016

    This volume contains eleven seminar classes given by Ricardo Piglia at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1990. The texts are meant as a starting point for addressing the problems presented in...

  • The Initial Manifestation. Conversations at Princeton

    ESSAY, 2015

    In the recent essays, conversations and interviews that make up this volume, Piglia uses conversation, which he sees as the initial manifestation of any intellectual endeavour, to explore some...

  • Antología personal

    NARRATIVE, 2014

    The texts that Ricardo Piglia has selected for this anthology are extremely varied and feature many different styles and registers. Written over a period of almost fifty years, they include...

  • La ciudad ausente

    GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2013

    A journalist follows the trail of a complex series of intrigues: a secret museum, the story of a machine able to create its own stories, a utopian island, fictions that interweave and inhabit...

  • Ida's Journey

    NOVEL, 2013

    Emilio Renzi, a regular character in Ricardo Piglia’s novels and the author’s alter-ego, has arrived at the campus of a prestigious university in New Jersey to give a seminar on the...

  • Target in the Night

    NOVEL, 2010

    INTERNATIONAL ROMULO GALLEGOS  NOVEL PRIZE 2011 NATIONAL CRITICS PRIZE 2011 THE BEST NOVEL IN SPANISH OF THE YEAR 2010, CHOSEN BY 55 CRITICS AND JOURNALISTS OF EL PAÍS...

  • Perpetual Prison

    SHORT NOVEL, 2007

    Two extraordinary short novels –Perpetual Prison and An Encounter in Saint-Nazaire– written almost simultaneously make up this book in which all the possible variants of the genre...

  • The Last Reader

    NARRATIVE ESSAY, 2005

    A history of the imaginary representation of the reader in literature. Six of the best chapters from Piglia: 1. Reading Scenes, 2. A Tale about Kafka, 3. Imaginary Readers, 4. Ernesto Guevara, the...

  • Short Forms

    NON FICTION, 1999

    Short Forms is a composition in search of the right phrase, the right image and the right idea. When they finish the book the reader has the sensation of having passed through a laboratory,...

  • Money to Burn

    NOVEL, 1997

    Based on original reports and witness statements, Money to Burn tells the story of a gang of bandits who, fancying themselves as urban guerrillas, raided a bank in downtown Buenos Aires. They...

  • The Absent City

    NOVEL, 1992

    Junior is a journalist investigating the Macedonio Machine, an artefact that started out translating stories and ended up producing its own work. Now it has run wild and is under the permanent...

  • Criticism and Fiction

    NON FICTION, 1986

    Criticism and Fiction is a lucid, passionate reflection on literature, theory and aesthetics that brings us closer to the dynamic thought of Ricardo Piglia. Through a series of interviews, Piglia...

  • Artificial Respiration

    NOVEL, 1980. NEW EDITION, 2001

    The writer Emilio Renzi, who has written a conjectural story about an old family tale, finally meets its protagonist, his uncle Marcelo who lives in the provinces researching the papers of...

  • Fake Name

    SHORT STORIES, 1975

    The tales included in Fake Name confirm once more that Piglia is one of the best contemporary authors writing anywhere. Deliberately combining tales with reviews, stories with essays and fiction...

  • The Invasion

    SHORT STORIES, 1967. NEW EDITION, 2007

    Forty years after the first edition of this book, Piglia decided to revise and amplify it.This collection of stories allows for the rediscovery of an acclaimed author when he was still a young...

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