Claudia Piñeiro

BUENOS AIRES, 1960

DASHIELL HAMMETT PRIZE 2021

PEPE CARVALHO PRIZE 2018

LIBERATURPREIS PRIZE 2010

SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ PRIZE 2010

CLARÍN DE NOVELA PRIZE 2005

As an author and scriptwriter for television she has already won numerous national and international prizes, among them the renowned German LiBeraturpreis for Elena sabe (Elena knows) and the prestigious Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize for Las grietas de Jara (A crack in the wall). According to the prestigious newspaper La Nación, Claudia Piñeiro is the third most translated Argentinean author, right after Borges and Cortázar.

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By Claudia Piñeiro

  • How much is a Refrigerator? and other Plays

    THEATER, 2021

    This book brings together six plays written by Claudia Piñeiro; three comedies and three dramas. Half a dozen stories about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations...

  • Cathedrals

    NOVEL, 2020

    DASHIELL HAMMETT PRIZE 2021 VALENCIA NEGRA PRIZE 2021 "A truth denied hurts until the very last." Thirty years ago, in an empty plot of a quiet neighborhood, a teenage girl's body...

  • Serafin, the writer and the witch

    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 2018

    Serafin loves stories about witches. He's a little shy and because he's new to the neighbourhood, doesn't yet have many friends. Amanda Amancay is an unusual witch who doesn't get on with her...

  • Who Doesn't

    SHORT STORIES, 2018

    A powerful new story collection from Claudia Piñeiro. These tales portray everyday, familiar situations distorted by oddities that might ordinarily go unnoticed: minor obsessions that twist...

  • The Curses

    NOVEL, 2017

    "You can get into politics for many different reasons. Some of them more legitimate than others. But also by mistake, out of apathy, or because you don't know any better. Because you were in the...

  • A Little Stroke of Luck

    NOVEL, 2015

    A woman returns to Argentina twenty years after leaving in disgrace. But she is returning as a different person: she doesn’t look the same and her voice is different. She doesn’t even...

  • A Communist in Underpants

    NOVEL, 2013

    Claudia Piñeiro's most recent book, Un comunista en calzoncillos [A Communist in Underpants], is a flashback to the author's childhood and an homage to her father, intertwining facts and...

  • The Ghost of the British Invasions

    CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, 2010

    The story of the British invasions of Buenos Aires told from the point of view of a ghost of a young man from the time. An original approach that also establishes a dialogue with online culture....

  • Betibú

    NOVEL, 2010

    In her novel Betibú , Claudia Piñeiro uses her typical human touch to combine an exciting thriller with an astute portrait of the Argentinean media and society. When the crime...

  • A Crack in the Wall

    NOVEL, 2009

    SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ PRIZE 2010 What price must one pay to change the course of their life and make their dreams come true? Although Pablo Simó has a deep urge to build the...

  • All Yours

    NOVEL, 2008

    A heart drawn in rouge, with ‘I love you’ scrawled over it and signed ‘Yours’ tells Inés that her husband is cheating on her. What follows is not just a gripping,...

  • Elena Knows

    NOVEL, 2007

    Shortly after Rita is found dead in a church she used to attend, the investigation is closed. Her mother is the only person still determined to find the culprit. However, in her sickly...

  • A Thief Among Us

    CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT NOVEL, 2005

    An extraordinary event has disrupted the school's routine: a series of thefts in classroom 4A. The teacher is stunned, she can't think which of her pupils might be the thief. In this brilliant,...

  • Thursday Night Widows

    NOVEL, 2005

    CLARÍN PRIZE, 2005 In Thursday Night Widows , fifty kilometres outside the gates of Buenos Aires lives the small society of Altos de la Cascada. Behind locked doors, shielded from the...

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