Vlady Kociancich

ARGENTINA, 1941 - 2022

Vlady Kociancich was a writer, journalist, literary critic and translator. She studied literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires where she met Jorge Luis Borges with whom she became friends and studied Anglo-Saxon. 

Ever since her first story collection, travel as a personal and literary experience combined with her roots in Buenos Aires have provided the basis for her fiction, much of which has been translated into different languages. She collaborated by writing articles and reviews for the Argentine newspapers La Nación, Clarín and Diario 16.


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By Vlady Kociancich

  • The eighth wonder

    NOVEL, 2020

    In the prologue to this novel, Adolfo Bioy Casares describes it as part of the tradition of fantasy novels ‘that are often adventures in the philosophical imagination'. The account that the...

  • Irina’s Secret

    NOVEL, 2016

    A hotel on the Mayan Riviera. Sea, blue skies and suffocating heat. Five friends are enjoying their holidays in Mexico. They all have a past, desires and ambitions and will do whatever they can to...

  • The Women’s Temple

    NOVEL, 2013

    The brilliant writer Vlady Kociancich merges genres in the best Argentine tradition: her distinctive combination of cosmopolitanism with an Argentinian flavour, fantastical themes adapted to...

  • Report on a Suspicious Death

    NOVEL, 2010

    "The death of someone close to you always fills you with guilt and doubt" says one of the characters in this brilliant novel of suspense and intrigue. Juan Turner, a young, successful lawyer,...

  • Sicilian Romance


    From the Sicily of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957) to present day Buenos Aires. In the solitude of her home in the South American city a woman remembers. Her father has died and nothing...

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