Leila Guerriero

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Leila Guerriero
Leila Guerriero 2014.JPG
At the Chacao Cultural Center in Caracas, 2014
Born (1967-02-17) 17 February 1967 (age 53)
Junín, Argentina
Alma materColegio Nacional Normal Superior de Junín
OccupationJournalist, writer
Notable work
Los suicidas del fin del mundo, Frutos extraños, Plano americano

Leila Guerriero (born 17 February 1967) is an Argentine journalist and writer.


Leila Guerriero graduated from the Colegio Nacional Normal Superior de Junín. She studied tourism, a field in which she did not end up working. Her empirical start in journalism was in 1992 when she got her first job as editor at Página/30, a monthly magazine of the newspaper Página/12. After sending a story entitled "Kilómetro cero" to the paper's reception desk, she received, four days later, a call from the then director Jorge Lanata.[1]

Since then her works have appeared in various media such as La Nación[2] and Rolling Stone from Argentina,[3] El País and Vanity Fair from Spain, El Malpensante and SoHo from Colombia,[4] and Paula [es] and El Mercurio de Valparaíso from Chile. In addition, she is the Latin America editor for the Mexican magazine Gatopardo.[4]

In 2010 she won the ninth edition of the Gabriel Garcia Márquez Journalism Award [es] from the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI) in the text category, for her chronicle "El rastro en los huesos", in which she recounts the work carried out by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team that identifies the remains of missing persons from the military dictatorship.[5]

In 2014 she received a Konex Award Diploma of Merit in the Chronicles and Testimonies category.[6]


  • Los suicidas del fin del mundo, chronicle of a Patagonian town, Tusquets, 2005, ISBN 9788483103463[2]
  • Frutos extraños, collected chronicles 2001–2008, Alfaguara, 2009, ISBN 9789587581393
  • Los malditos, editor, Ediciones UDP, 2011
  • Plano americano, 21 profiles of artists originally published in diverse media, Ediciones UDP, 2013, ISBN 9788433939173[7]
  • Una historia sencilla, Anagrama, 2013, ISBN 9788433934338
  • Zona de obras, Anagrama, 2015, ISBN 9788433937056
  • Cuba en la encrucijada: 12 perspectivas sobre la continuidad y el cambio en la habana y en todo el país, editor, Knopf Doubleday, 2018, ISBN 9780525563235



  1. ^ Guerriero, Leila. "Sobre algunas mentiras del periodismo" [On Some Lies of Journalism]. El Malpensante (in Spanish). No. 75. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Dobry, E. (9 December 2006). "Muerte en la Patagonia" [Death in Patagonia]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bremer, Thomas (2010). "'Zona crónica': Texte des Nuevo periodismo in Buchform und in Zeitschriften" ['Zona crónica': New Journalism Texts in Book Form and in Magazines]. In Ludwig, Ralph; Röseberg, Dorothee (eds.). Tout-Monde: Interkulturalität, Hybridisierung, Kreolisierung: Kommunikations und gesellschaftstheoretische Modelle zwischen 'alten' und 'neuen' Räumen [Tout-Monde: Interculturality, Hybridisation, Creolization: Models of Communication and Social Theory Between 'Old' and 'New' Spaces] (in German). Peter Lang. p. 168. ISBN 9783631591680. Retrieved 10 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b SoHo: crónicas. Aguilar. 2008. p. 546. ISBN 9789587046373. Retrieved 10 August 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ a b "Premio García Márquez para una periodista argentina" [García Márquez Award for an Argentine Journalist]. Clarín (in Spanish). 7 July 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Entregaron los Premios Konex a la literatura argentina" [The Konex Awards for Argentine Literature Delivered]. Clarín (in Spanish). 17 September 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ Marambio Márquez, Josefina (21 March 2013). "Leila Guerriero perfila a la cultura hispanoamericana" [Leila Guerriero Profiles Hispano-American Culture]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2018.