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Washington Cucurto

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Washington Cucurto

Washington Cucurto is the pseudonym of Santiago Vega, an Argentine poet, narrator and editor born in 1973 in Quilmes, a city in the province of Buenos Aires.  He is the author of several poetry collections including the award-winning Zelarayán (1998), La máquina de hacer paraguayitos (1999), Hatuchay (2005) and other compilations.  Cosas de negros (2003), El curandero del amor (2006), 1810 - La Revolución de Mayo vivida por los negros (2008) and Hasta quitarle Panamá a los yanquis (2010) are among his most important novels.  In 2002 he founded Eloísa Cartonera, an extremely successful non-profit publishing house specializing in handmade and affordable books from recycled materials.  As a testament to its success, Eloísa Cartonera was recognized with the prestigious Prince Claus Fund’s 2012 Principal Award. 

Articles by Washington Cucurto

Defiled Woman
By Washington Cucurto
The experts, the adolescent girl readers with headbands and tote bags, the eternal dreamers of the world will here discern the origin of the rip-off perpetrated by an important Argentine writer of the…
Translated from Spanish by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz
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