Federico Jeanmaire

ARGENTINA, 1957

WINNER OF THE 2009 CLARÍN PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL

A FINALIST IN THE 34TH HERRALDE PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL

Federico Jeanmaire was born in 1957 in Baradero, in the province of Buenos Aires. He studied humanities at the University of Buenos Aires, where he later taught Argentine Literature. His particular area of research was the Spanish Siglo de Oro. His novel MIGUEL, a fictional autobiography about Cervantes, came second in the Premio Herralde de Novela in 1990. In 2003 his novel MITRE received the Premio Consagración Ricardo Rojas, alongside the Premio Nacional one of Argentina's most important literary prizes. In 2008 his novel INTERIOR LIFE received the Premio Edhasa and in 2009 LIGHTER THAN AIR won the Premio Clarín, the literature prize in Argentina with the highest sales impact. In 2014, West German Broadcasting Cologne adapted this novel as a successful radio programme.

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By Federico Jeanmaire

  • Wërra

    NARRATIVE, 2020

    Wërra is a Germanic word, from which the Spanish "guerra" derives, as well as the French "guerre", or the English "war". And indeed, Jeanmaire‘s new novel is a literary "attempt at...

  • Fernández Kills Fernández

    NOVEL, 2019

    The kind of story that could only have happened in Argentina, in which vice brings the great and the good down to the same level, showing that, to an extent ‘We're all Fernández.'...

  • The Creation of Eve

    NOVEL, 2018

    In his novel The Creation of Eve, Federico Jeanmaire lets his characters speak: on one side the transsexual Maruja who needs help from God and for whom everything, even the language, is feminine....

  • Dwarf Loves

    NOVEL, 2016

    A FINALIST IN THE 34TH HERRALDE PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL The dwarves Perico and Milagro make a living as strippers. Their number in the bar, based around Perico's big penis, becomes the most...

  • High Heels

    NARRATIVE, 2016

    Fifteen-year-old Lin Su Nuam, the protagonist of Jeanmaire latest novel High Heels ("Tacos altos"), has been living with her grandparents in China for several months. Although her family comes...

  • Lighter Than Air

    NOVEL, 2009

    WINNER OF THE 2009 CLARÍN PRIZE FOR THE NOVEL In Lighter Than Air ("Más liviano que el aire ") an excess of confidence was the thief's downfall. Or perhaps the impetuousness of...

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