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.
Her short stories have been translated into English and French, published in magazines such as: World Literature Today, Alba Magazine (Paris), In Our Own Words: a Generation Defining Itself, Alba Magazine (London).
The author has been awarded by the British Council a scholarship to attend the Cambridge Conference on the Contemporary British Writer.
She regularly lectures on literature and creative writing at universities in Argentina, the U.S. and Great Britain. Some of them are: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, New York University, Yale University, University College London, University of Leeds, University of Stockholm and University of Edinburgh.
Her non-fiction is published in magazines and newspapers, including La Nación, El País, El Mercurio, Perfil, Reforma and Dossier. She is a member of the board of Fundación Sur, founded by Victoria Ocampo.
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”