Agustina Bazterrica

ARGENTINA, 1974

CLARÍN NOVEL PRIZE 2017

Agustina Bazterrica was born in Buenos Aires in 1974. She has a degree in Art from the University of Buenos Aires, and works as a cultural administrator and organizer of literary competitions such as the Premio Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
She has published the short story collections Antes del encuentro feroz (2016) and Nineteen Claws and a Dark Bird (2023) and the novels Matar a la niña (2013) and Tender is the Flesh (2020; Winner of the Clarín Award for the Novel). The latter made her a global bestseller with over half a million copies sold in Argentina, Spain, France, Finland, Germany, the UK and the United States, among other countries. Tender is the Flesh has been translated into over 25 languages and won Bazterrica international acclaim from such outlets as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Le Monde and O Globo. It is currently being adapted for TV and Film.

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By Agustina Bazterrica

  • The Unworthy

    FICTION, 2023

    «No one refuses the Mother Superior. Not if they want to stay alive, that is.» The earth is ravaged by environmental catastrophes and wars over access to water. The weather can...

  • Nineteen claws and a dark bird

    SHORT STORIES, 2020

    For many years, Agustina Bazterrica has been writing brief texts and short stories that Alfaguara has now collected in this volume. Nineteen stories that take us to the heart of our fears, our...

  • Tender is the Flesh

    NOVEL, 2017

    An infectious virus that initially spreads among animals proves deadly to humans, turning the world into a grey, cynical and inhospitable place. It happened all so quickly. First, it was...

  • Before the Fierce Encounter

    SHORT STORIES, 2016

    "Ferocity is the running theme of these stories; a ferocity of tooth, nail, style and energy. The fluid corrosiveness of each text evokes the knife-edge trodden by the characters: psychopaths...

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