“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
Jorge Luis Borges
Paula Varsavsky is an Argentine fiction writer, journalist and teacher. She lives in Buenos Aires.
Her works are the novels Nadie alzaba la voz (Emecé, 1994), also published in the U.S. in English translation by Anne McLean-- No One Said a Word (Ontario Review Press, 2000 hardcover edition), No One Said a Word (Wings Press, 2013, ebook and paperback) and El resto de su vida (Mondadori, 2007), a collection of short-stories La libertad de los huérfanos (An Orphan´s Freedom) and Las mil caras del autor (EDUVIM, 2015; RIL Editores Chile 2016; RIL Editores Spain 2018) a collection of conversations British and American Writers. She has interviewed Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Ford, David Lodge, Hanif Kureishi, Edmund White, David Leavitt, Siri Hustvedt, Ali Smith, Esther Freud, William Boyd, Meir Shalev, Aharon Appelfeld, Nicole Brossard, Margaret Atwood, Graham Swift and E.L Doctorow, among many others.