Sylvia Iparraguirre

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Iparraguirre in 2010

Sylvia Iparraguirre (born 1947) is an Argentine novelist and human rights activist. Her novel Tierra del Fuego: Una Biografia del Fin del Mundo won the 1999 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize for women writers in Spanish. It is a fictionalised account of the life of Jemmy Button.

She was born in Junín, Buenos Aires.


Her books include:

  • En el invierno de las ciudades (1988), Editorial Galerna, ISBN 950-556-218-7
  • Probables lluvias por la noche (1993) Emecé Editores, ISBN 950-04-1246-2
  • El Parque (1996)
  • Tierra del Fuego - tr. Curbstone Press (2000), ISBN 1-880684-72-1 (also translated into French and German) - reviewed in English at [1]

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