Writer in Residence Programme 2011

Pola Oloixarac as WIR in Amsterdam

1-30 November 2011

Pola Oloixarac’s second novel will follow the life and writings of a group of European naturalists. Oloixarac is an orchid collector herself and she expects to find magnificent and extensive flower-related resources for her research in Amsterdam´s libraries, gardens and collections.

Oloixarac (Argentina, 1977) is a fiction writer, translator, essayist and blogger. Her first novel, Las teorías salvajes (Entropía, 2008), was acclaimed as a strong innovation in the Argentine novel, and was published later in Spain, Perú and France. Pola holds a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and her pieces on culture and technology have been featured in journals and magazines such as Quimera, Etiqueta Negra and Radar. One of her short stories was recently published by Granta Magazine in its very first Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists-issue (#113). At a ceremony in Madrid the magazine announced the 22 included writers, from Spain and seven Latin American countries, all of them 35 or under. In the Netherlands her talent was first spotted by publishing house Meulenhoff. Las teorías salvajes will be published in Dutch translation this autumn (translator: Adri Boon).

Oloixarac will use her time in Amsterdam to work on her second novel, to promote the translation of her debut and engage in literary life.

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Fleur van Koppen


Fleur van Koppen

Programme officer

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