Luisa Valenzuela

After the Argentine military junta censored one of her novels, Luisa Valenzuela moved to New York in 1978. She returned to Buenos Aires in 1989. “I left New York when I started dreaming in English, talking to myself in English, thinking in English,” she said in 2001. “The Argentine language is a home I don’t want to lose.” She is the author of Black Novel (with Argentines) and The Lizard’s Tail, among other books, and writes fiction and criticism in both English and Spanish.

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