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Andres Rivera

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Andres Rivera, a pseudonym of Marcos Ribak, is an Argentine writer born in Buenos Aires in 1928. A child of immigrant parents, he was at various points a textile worker, a journalist, and a writer. Between 1953 and 1957, Rivera worked on the staff of the magazine Platica. Currently, he lives in the city of Cordoba.

In 1985 Rivera was awarded the Segundo Premio Municipal de Novela for En esta dulce tierra (On this Sweet Earth). In 1992 he won the Premio Nacional de Literatura for his novel La revolucion es un sueno eterno (The Revolution is an Eternal Dream). La sierva (The Servant) received recognition as the best book of 1992 by the foundation El Libro. Rivera's novel El farmer (The Farmer), about the final years of Juan Manuel de Rosas was one of the best selling books in Argentina during 1996. In 2004, he received a Konex Merit Diploma for literature.

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