La Noche de la usina

Alfaguara, 368 p., 2016



El Canario

L’Odyssée de la Peur

Editions First, 2016, 304 pp

In May, 1939,  M/S Saint-Louis left Hamburg with 937 Jewish passengers on board, all of whom were fleeing Nazi Germany and had valid visas to Cuba.

Tres veces luz

Negro Absoluto (Aquilina), 2016. 124 pp

Qué se sabe de Patricia Lukastic

Alfaguara, 334 pp

This novel is the biography of a ficticious Argentinian tennis player, Patricia Lukastic, who was abandonned by her mother and raised her overbearing father, who became her trainer when she started showing an unusual gift for tennis. She allegedly reached fame briefly in the 1990’s, winning tournaments against many of the champions of that time – Davenport, the Williams sisters, Monica Seles, among others – until the pressure became too hard to sustain. She started to  losing games and eventually disappeared into thin air. Years later, she gets in touch with an Uruguayan journalist, and asks him to write her story. Wonderfully written and crafted, Qué se sabe de Patricia Lukastic  gives an insight of the world of professional tennis players, It was awarded the prestigious Premio Clarín de la novela in 2015 by a jury comprised by Leonardo Padura, Silvia Iparraguirre and Sergio Ramírez.


Las Llaves del reino

Alfaguara, 2015, 192 pp

A compilation of articles on soccer Eduardo Sacheri wrote for magazine El Gráfico. Far beyond sports chronicles, these pieces are a collection of stories about life, love, friendship and hope.


La Noche litoral

Adriana Hidalgo Ed., 2015, 248 pp

The trials and tribulations of Ovidio, a small-time crook in a small Argentinian town. A gritty, unforgiving yet humorous novel in the best picaresque tradition of Latin-American fiction.


La Habitación del Presidente

Eterna Cadencia, 2015, 96p,

In that neighborhood, all the houses are built with a room ready for the President, and no basement. So far, the narrator’s family has never been visited by the President…

Un día cualquiera

Alfaguara, 2013. 172 p.

Rencores de provincia

Adriana Hidalgo Ed., 2008. 320 p.
On his way to Danel, Leopoldo, an unemployed book salesman whose wife has left him for another man, meets an evangelist preacher and takes up a job as a Bible vendor. But the preacher turns out to be a swindler, conning locals into investing in an artificial beach on the outskirts of town, and he will draw Leopold into this huge embezzlement scheme.
Bernatek could turn out to be new Osvaldo Soriano, although with a less burlesque, more ironic voice, both terse and humorous.
Rights sold: French (L’Olivier)