Title
An Interview with Ana Maria Shua
Contributor
Shua, Ana Maria (Interviewee)
Sadow, Stephen (Interviewer)
Publisher
Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2012
Type of resource
Moving image
Genre
Video recordings
Interviews
Format
Video
Digital origin
born digital
Notes
Video interview conducted in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Professor Stephen Sadow in 2012.
In Spanish, with English subtitles.
Biográfica/histórica
Ana María Shua nació en Buenos Aires en 1951. A los dieciséis años publicó sus primeros poemas reunidos en "El sol y yo". En 1980 ganó con su novela "Soy paciente" el premio de la editorial Losada. Sus otras novelas son "Los amores de Laurita" (llevada al cine), "El libro de los recuerdos" (Beca Guggenheim), y "La muerte como efecto secundario" (Premio Club de los XIII y Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires en novela). Su última novela es "El peso de la tentación". Cinco de sus libros abordan el microrrelato, un género en el que ha obtenido el máximo reconocimiento internacional: "La sueñera", "Casa de geishas", "Botánica del caos", y "Temporada de fantasmas" (reunidos en el volumen "Cazadores de letras"), y "Fenómenos de circo". También ha escrito libros de cuentos: "Los días de pesca", "Viajando se conoce gente", y "Como una buena madre". Con "Miedo en el sur" obtuvo el Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires. "Que tengas una vida interesante" reúne sus cuentos completos hasta 2011. Su último libro en el género es "Contra el tiempo". Recibió varios premios nacionales e internacionales por sus libros para chicos. Su obra ha sido traducida a nueve idiomas.
Biographical/historical
Ana María Shua was born in Buenos Aires in 1951. At the age of sixteen, she published her early poems in a collection, "El sol y yo" ("The Sun and I"). In 1980, her first novel, "Soy paciente" ("I am a Patient"), received the Losada Publisher's prize. Her other novels are "Los amores de Laurita" ("Laurita's Loves"), which was made into a movie; "El libro de los recuerdos" ("The Book of Memories"), written while she was on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and "La muerte como efecto secundario" ("Death as a Side Effect"), which was awarded the Club de los XIII award and the Buenos Aires City Prize for novels. Her most recent novel is "El peso de la tentación" ("The Weight of Temptation"). Five of her books are collections of microstories, a genre for which she has received the greatest international recognition: "La sueñera," "Casa de geishas" ("House of Geishas"), "Botánica del caos" ("Botánica of Chaos"), and "Temporada de fantasmas" ("The Season of Phantoms"), all of which are collected in the volume "Cazadores de letras" ("Hunter of Letters"), and also "Fenómenos de circo" ("Circus Phenomena"). She has also written several books of short stories, including "Los días de pesca" ("Fishing Days"), "Viajando se conoce gente" ("Traveling, You Meet People"), "Como una buena madre" ("Like a Good Mother"), and "Miedo en el sur" ("Fear in the South"), which won the City of Buenos Aires Prize. "Que tengas una vida interesante" ("That You Have a Good Life") brings together all of her short stories until 2011. Her latest book written in that genre is "Contra el tiempo" ("Against Time"). She has received several national and international prizes for her children's books. Her work has been translated into nine languages.
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