Monday, 17 February, 2014
Dr. Betina González is an award-winning Argentine writer who is considered one of the most prominent literary figures in Latin America today. Her latest novel, Las poseídas, won the prestigious Tusquets Literary Prize in 2012 (first female recipient of this award). Her first book, Arte menor, won the Clarín Annual Literary Prize for novels in 2006. She has also published Juegos de playa, a collection of short stories awarded second prize in the Argentine National Fund for the Arts annual contest (2006). Dr. González holds a Ph.D in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso.