Sergio Chejfec

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Sergio Chejfec is an Argentine Jewish writer. He was born in Buenos Aires in 1956. Chejfec has published eighteen books, including novels, essays, short stories, and a poetry collection. From 1990 to 2005 he lived in Venezuela, where he published Nueva sociedad, a journal of politics, culture and the social sciences. He currently lives in New York City and is Distinguished Writer in Residence in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program in Spanish at New York University.

His works include Lenta biografía (1990), Los planetas (1999), Boca de lobo (2000), Los incompletos (2004), Baroni: un viaje (2007), Mis dos mundos (2008), and La experiencia dramática (2012). He has been compared to Juan José Saer, which he finds flattering but not accurate. His novels usually feature a slow-paced narration that interweaves a minimal plot with reflection. Memory, political violence, and Jewish-Argentine culture and history are some of the recurring themes in his work.

Chejfec's installation at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2017, "Dissemination of a Novel,"[1] was based on his novel, Baroni, a Journey.

Awards and honors[edit]


  • Lenta biografía. Buenos Aires: Puntosur, 1990.
  • Moral. Buenos Aires: Puntosur, 1990.
  • El aire. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 1992.
  • Cinco. Saint-Nazaire (France): M.E.E.T., 1996.
  • El llamado de la especie. Rosario (Argentina): Beatriz Viterbo, 1997.
  • Los planetas. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 1999.
  • Boca de lobo. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2000.
  • Tres poemas y una merced, in Diario de Poesía 62 (2002), Buenos Aires.
  • Gallos y huesos. Buenos Aires: Santiago Arcos, 2003.
  • Los incompletos. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2004.
  • El punto vacilante. Buenos Aires: Norma, 2005.
  • Baroni: un viaje. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2007.
  • Mis dos mundos. Barcelona: Candaya, 2008.
  • Sobre Giannuzzi. Buenos Aires: bajo la luna, 2010.
  • La experiencia dramática. Buenos Aires: Alfaguara, 2012.
  • Hacia la ciudad eléctrica. La Plata, Argentina: El Broche, 2012.
  • Modo linterna. Buenos Aires: Editorial Entropía, 2013.
  • Últimas noticias de la escritura Buenos Aires: Editorial Entropía, 2015.
  • Teoría del ascensor España: Jekyll and Jill, 2016.
  • El visitante. Buenos Aires: Editorial Excursiones, 2017.

English translations[edit]


  1. ^ "The art of more: Kochi-Muziris Biennale carries forward theme of huge spaces, from a novel painted across walls of the town to artificial lakes". The Financial Express. 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. ^ "My Two Worlds by Sergio Chejfec 2013 Nominee". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ Chad W. Post (April 10, 2013). "2013 Best Translated Book Award: The Fiction Finalists". Three Percent. Retrieved April 11, 2013.

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