Patricio Pron

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Patricio Pron
Patricio Pron en la Presentacion de "Confesionario, historia de mi vida privada" en Madrid en 2017.jpg
Born (1975-12-09) December 9, 1975 (age 45)
Occupationwriter and journalist
Years active1992-present

Patricio Pron (born December 9, 1975) is an Argentine literary writer and critic translated into half a dozen languages including English, German, French and Italian. Granta magazine selected him in 2010 as one of the 22 best young writers in Castilian. He won the twenty-second Alfaguara Novel Prize in 2019 for his work Mañana tendremos otros nombres. [1]


Life and career

Pron was born in Rosario. He holds a degree in Social Communication from the National University of Rosario and a PhD in Romanesque Philology from the University of Göttingen in Germany. [2]

He began writing in the press in 1992. [3] Between 2000 and 2001 he toured Europe, the Balkans, North Africa and Turkey as a correspondent for the Rosario newspaper La Capital . He currently writes for El País cultural supplement "Babelia" and for the Spanish-Mexican magazine Letras Libres , among other publications.

Between 2002 and 2007, Pron worked as an assistant at the University of Göttingen, where he prepared his doctoral work on the narrative procedures in Copi's work. He moved to Madrid, where he currently lives.


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