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Ana Maria Shua

Ana Maria Shua is an Argentine writer of fiction and short fiction, and a children's author.

Shua published her first book on poetry, El sol y yo, when she was 16 years old, in 1967, for which she received the Honor Strip given by the Argentine Society of Writers. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires and obtained a master's degree in Arts and Literature. During the military dictatorship she exiled to France where she worked for the Spanish magazine Cambio 16. Once back in Argentina, she published her first novel, entitled Soy paciente, in 1980, for which she won an award given by Losada publishing house. In 1984, she published La suenera, a collection of micro-stories, a genre she would keep practicing on the following years, and that made her one of the most distinguished representatives on the genre. She has worked as a journalist, a publicist, and a screenwriter, adapting some of her writings. She has also written books for children, for which she received some international awards.

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