Mariana Enríquez

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Mariana Enríquez
Mariana Enríquez (2019).jpg
Enríquez in 2019
Born1973
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentine
Alma materNational University of La Plata
Occupation
  • Journalist
  • novelist
  • short story writer
Known for
  • Los peligros de fumar en la cama
  • Chicos que vuelven

Mariana Enríquez (Buenos Aires, 1973) is an Argentine journalist, novelist, and short story writer.

Early life[edit]

Enríquez was born in 1973 in Buenos Aires,[1] and grew up in Valentín Alsina, a suburb in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area.[2] Parts of her family hail from North-Eastern Argentina (Corrientes and Misiones) and Paraguay.[3] Enríquez would later move alongside her family to La Plata, where she became part of the local literary and punk scenes. This would inspire her to study journalism with a focus on rock music.[4]

Career[edit]

Mariana Enríquez holds a degree in Journalism and Social Communication from the National University of La Plata. She works as a journalist and is the deputy editor of the arts and culture section of the newspaper Página/12,[5] and she dictates literature workshops.

Enriquez has published the novels: Bajar es lo peor (Espasa Calpe, 1995), Cómo desaparecer completamente (Emecé, 2004) and Nuestra parte de noche (Anagrama, 2019). She is also the author of two short story collections, Los peligros de fumar en la cama (Emecé, 2009) and Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego (Editorial Anagrama, 2016), and the novelette Chicos que vuelven (Eduvim, 2010). Her stories have appeared in anthologies of Spain, Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Germany.[6]

In 2017 Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego was translated into English by Megan McDowell, and published as Things We Lost in the Fire in by Portobello Books[7] in the U.K. and Hogarth[8] in the U.S.

In 2019 she won the Herralde Prize for her fourth novel, Nuestra parte de noche ("Our Share of Night").[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • Enríquez, Mariana (2009). The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. Emecé.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2016). Things We Lost in the Fire. Anagrama.[10]

Novels[edit]

  • Enríquez, Mariana (1995). Bajar es lo peor. Espasa-Calpe.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2004). Cómo desaparecer completamente. Emecé.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2017). Éste es el mar. Random House.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2019). Nuestra parte de noche. Anagrama.

Novelettes[edit]

  • Enríquez, Mariana (2010). Chicos que vuelven. Eduvim.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2019). Ese verano a oscuras. Páginas de Espuma. Illustrated by Helia Toledo.

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Enríquez, Mariana (2014). Alguien camina sobre tu tumba: Mis viajes a cementerios. Galerna.
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2018). La hermana menor: Un retrato de Silvina Ocampo. Anagrama.

Work in translation[edit]

  • Enríquez, Mariana (2017). Things We Lost in the Fire. Translated by Megan McDowell. Portobello Books.[11]
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2021). The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. Translated by Megan McDowell. Penguin Random House.[12]
  • Enríquez, Mariana (2023). Our Share of Night. Translated by Megan McDowell. Penguin Random House.[13]

Individual stories[edit]

Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
"The Intoxicated Years" 2015 Granta[14] Things We Lost in the Fire translated by Megan McDowell
"Spiderweb" 2016 The New Yorker[15] Things We Lost in the Fire translated by Megan McDowell
"The Well" 2019 The Southern Review[16] The Dangers of Smoking in Bed translated by Megan McDowell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariana Enríquez". Instituto Cervantes (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  2. ^ Riera, Daniel (5 November 2019). "Mariana Enriquez, orgullo de Valentín Alsina, ganó el premio Herralde: el mundo privado de una enorme escritora". La Unión de Lanús (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  3. ^ Mattio, Javier (1 March 2020). "Mariana Enriquez: "Nunca practiqué ningún rito ni creo en lo sobrenatural"". La Voz del Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  4. ^ Guerriero, Leila (3 May 2016). ""No quiero que me saquen las pesadillas"". El País (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Mariana Enriquez".
  6. ^ "Sobre los autores". 26 September 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Things We Lost in the Fire". Granta Books. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  8. ^ "Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". PenguinRandomhouse.com. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  9. ^ "Mariana Enriquez ganó el Premio Herralde".
  10. ^ "Las cosas que perdimos en el fuego - Editorial Anagrama". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Things We Lost in the Fire - Portobello Books". Archived from the original on 28 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  12. ^ "The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez: 9780593134078 - PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  13. ^ "Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez: 9780451495143 - PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books". Retrieved 7 October 2022.
  14. ^ "The Intoxicated Years". Granta Magazine. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  15. ^ Enriquez, Mariana (2016-12-12). "Spiderweb". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  16. ^ "The Well". Southern Review. 2019-01-15. Retrieved 2020-03-17.