A Simple Story: The Last Malambo

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5.1 X 0.4 X 7.8 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author
Leila Guerriero was born in Junín, Argentina, in 1967 and moved to Buenos Aires in 1984. She is one of Argentina's foremost journalists and writers and has published four books.

Frances Riddle has translated numerous Spanish-language authors including Isabel Allende, Claudia Piñeiro, Leila Guerriero, and Sara Gallardo. Her translation of Theatre of War by Andrea Jeftanovic was granted an English PEN Award in 2020. Her work has appeared in journals such as Granta, Electric Literature, and The White Review, among others. She holds a BA in Spanish Language Literature from Louisiana State University and an MA in Translation Studies from the University of Buenos Aires. In 2022, Frances' translation of Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. Originally from Houston, Texas she lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hats off to Guerriero--Dan Piepenbring (01/27/2017)
Guerrero irrefutably proves that journalism is one of the beaux arts. Below the light and agile surface that grabs your attention from the first lines, she shows a sureness and a seriousness that confer on her work a powerful consistency.--Mario Vargas Llosa
A Simple Story is about an expression of a culture that, unlike tango, has been passed over, neglected or forgotten by all but a few devotees, for whom it is an obsession. Its obscurity, this book suggests, is its salvation.
An epic of noble proportions--Guerriero is a mistress of the telling phrase or the revealing detail.--Sarah Crompton
A Simple Story recounts delirious obsession and mastery, and proves beyond a doubt that journalism has a place in the literary bracket.
Fascination and this quest to understand, which propels Guerriero's journey, is one readers will immediately become immersed in.--Diane Goodman "Five Minutes to Fame "