Silvina shows, like all my favourite writers, what people might call ‘surrealist’ leanings. But her stories are not surrealist. Her stories are grounded in reality
but, like Kafka, it is the way she views reality that sets her apart from
so-called realistic writers.
She was born in Buenos Aires in 1903 to an elite Argentine family. She
studied drawing in Paris under Giorgio de Chirico, and later married Adolfo
Bioy Casares and through him became a friend of Jorge Luis Borges.
She died in Buenos Aires in 1993.
Works available in English
The Topless Tower (novel)
Hesperus Press Ltd (2010)
Leopoldina's Dream (stories)
Penguin Books (1988)
Brief biography, literary works, links, usual Wikipedia stuff
Obituary in the British newspaper, The Independent