Clara Obligado

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Clara Obligado
Born
Clara Obligado Marcó del Pont

1950 (age 68–69)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Argentina
OccupationWriter
AwardsSetenil Award (2012)

Clara Obligado Marcó del Pont (born 1950) is an Argentine-Spanish writer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Clara Obligado holds a licentiate in Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina. Since 1976 she has lived in Madrid, a political exile of the Argentine regime known as the National Reorganization Process, and has Spanish citizenship.[2]

She was one of the first people who began to give creative writing workshops, both independently and at the National University of Distance Education, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, and the bookstore Mujeres de Madrid, among many other institutions. In 1978 she founded the Creative Writing Workshop of Clara Obligado, one of the centers of this discipline with the longest standing in Spain and which she currently directs, teaching courses both live and at a distance.

According to Juan Casamayor, editor of Páginas de Espuma (a publishing house specializing in the genre), Clara Obligado was the introducer of the micro-story in Spain, through her literary workshops.[3]

In 1996 she received the Lumen Women's Award for her novel La hija de Marx.[4] She is also the author of the novels Si un hombre vivo te hace llorar, No le digas que lo quieres, and Salsa.

In her essay books she has addressed topics related to women and culture, as in her work Mujeres a contracorriente.

In 2012 she won the Setenil Award with her short story book El libro de los viajes equivocados,[2] and in 2015 the Juan March Cencillo Short Novel Award with Petrarca para viajeros.[5]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • La hija de Marx, Editorial Lumen, 1996, reissued in 2013 by Galerna
  • Si un hombre vivo te hace llorar, Editorial Planeta, 1998, translated into Greek
  • No le digas que lo quieres, Editorial Anaya, 2002
  • Salsa, Editorial Plaza y Janés, 2002, published in audio form in the United States
  • Petrarca para viajeros, Editorial Pretextos, 2015

Short stories[edit]

Anthologies and collaborations[edit]

  • Sobre Morpios y otros cuentos, with Miguel Argibay, Antonio Calvo Roy, and Patricio Olivera; José Matesanz Editor, Trasgos de Metro collection, Madrid, 1982
  • Cartas eróticas, in collaboration with Ángel Zapata [es], Ed. Temas de Hoy, 1990
  • "El cazador", in: Mujeres al alba, Editorial Alfaguara, Madrid, 1999, pp. 107-122
  • Manjares económicos, in collaboration with Mariángeles Fernández, Ed. Alianza.
  • Deseos de mujer, in collaboration with Carmen Posadas, Mariángeles Fernández, and Pilar Rodríguez, Ed. Plaza y Janés

Microfiction anthologies[edit]

  • Por favor, sea breve 1 and 2 (Ed. Clara Obligado). Editorial Páginas de Espuma, Madrid, 2001 and 2009

Story books[edit]

  • Una mujer en la cama y otros cuentos, Catriel, Madrid, 1990
  • Las otras vidas, Editorial Páginas de Espuma, Madrid, 2006
  • El libro de los viajes equivocados, Editorial Páginas de Espuma, Madrid, 2011
  • La muerte juega a los dados, Editorial Páginas de Espuma, Madrid, 2015

Editor of works by new authors[edit]

  • Qué mala suerte tengo con los hombres (Ed. Clara Obligado), Catriel, Madrid, 1997
  • Cuentos para leer en el metro (Ed. Clara Obligado), Catriel, Madrid, 1999
  • Historias de amor y desamor (Ed. Clara Obligado), Trivium, Madrid, 2001
  • Jonás y las palabras difíciles (Ed. Clara Obligado), Ed. Taller de Escritura Creativa, Madrid
  • La Isla (Ed. Clara Obligado) Ed. Taller de Escritura Creativa, Madrid

Others[edit]

  • Cartas eróticas, essay, with Ángel Zapata, Temas de Hoy, Madrid, 1993
  • Manjares económicos: cocina para literatos, golosos y viajeros, with Mariángeles Fernández, Editorial Alianza, Madrid, 1995
  • Qué se ama cuando se ama, with illustrations by Pat Andrea, Ed. Ovejas al lobo, Madrid, 1997
  • Qué me pongo, essay, Editorial Plaza y Janés, Madrid, 2000
  • Estética de la exclusión, essay, in: En sus propias palabras: Escritoras españolas ante el mercado literario, Henseler, Christine (ed.), Madrid: Torremozas, 2003, pp. 77-96
  • Mujeres a contracorriente. La otra mitad de la historia, essay, Plaza y Janés, Madrid, 2004; expanded edition: Sudamericana, Buenos Aires, 2005, translated into French by Ed. Lattes
  • ¿De qué se ríe la Gioconda? o ¿Por qué la vida de las mujeres no está en el arte?, essay, Editorial Temas de hoy, Madrid, 2006
  • Deseos de mujer, with Mariángeles Fernández, Carmen Posadas, and Pilar Rodríguez, Plaza y Janés, Madrid, 2008
  • "Viaje al centro de los libros", prologue of the anthology La distancia exacta. Cuentos sobre el viaje, Editorial Fin de Viaje, Baza (Granada), 2013
  • 201, compiled by David Roas and José Donayre Hoefken [es], Lima: Ediciones Altazor, 2013

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clara Obligado" (in Spanish). escritoras.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Clara Obligado gana con 'El libro de los viajes equivocados' Premio Setenil" [Clara Obligado Wins Setenil Award with 'El libro de los viajes equivocados']. ABC (in Spanish). EFE. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bescós, Paco (21 September 2014). "El microrrelato es un fantasma. El lector, el lugar de sus apariciones. Una aproximación a la actualidad del género Brevísimo" [The Micro-Story is a Ghost. The Reader, the Place of His Appearances. An Approximation of the Reality of the Brevísimo Genre.] (in Spanish). Suburbano Ediciones. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b Ginart, Belen (8 March 1996). "Clara Obligado gana el Femenino Lumen con una novela histórico-erótica" [Clara Obligado Wins the Women's Lumen with a Historic-Erotic Novel]. El País (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Clara Obligado gana el Juan March de novela breve con 'Petrarca para viajeros'" [Clara Obligado Wins the Juan March for Short Novel with 'Petrarca para viajeros']. eldiario.es (in Spanish). Palma. EFE. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ Finalistas II Premio Ribera del Duero (in Spanish). Premio de Narrativa Breve Ribera del Duero. 21 February 2011. p. 4. Retrieved 8 August 2018.

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