Biography of Carlos Federico Andahazi-Kasnya (1963-VVVV)

Argentine storyteller, born in Buenos Aires in 1963. Author of one of the novels read and most controversial of the Argentine literature of the last decade of the 20th century, is considered one of the great revelations of the contemporary Latin American letters.

Born in a family that was able to develop as a child their innate artistic vocation (he is the son of the Hungarian poet Béla Andahazi-Kasnya, and grandson of Aristocrat, politician and namesake painter, who came to share Studio in Paris with Pablo Picasso), began to cultivate the creative writing around the thirteen or fourteen years old, motivated by reading ages and seasonsa collection of poems written by his father. Both this and his wife encouraged the early literary career of the young Federico, who, before having fulfilled the twenty years of age, fought in the drafting of its first novelistic project. Shipment of some chapters of this directorial debut, conveniently adapted to the structure of the story, the magazine Crisis allowed the novel author - always isolated by choice, of the literary Cenacle and the publishing scene in your country – contact with one of the few writers who have had a decisive influence in shaping your profession: the narrator and journalist of Mar del Plata Osvaldo Soriano, then managing editor of the publication. Crisis closed before you can post the stories of Andahazi, but Soriano quoted the young author in person and told him the great interest which had awakened in his texts, at the time that urged him to continue writing. At the time, Federico Andahazi was starting his studies at the University, where it would be converted into psychoanalyst (profession also played by his father); the impact of the trial of Osvaldo Soriano plunged him, paradoxically, in such confusion that did not return to write for nearly five years, until he/she had not completed his university training. The outline of a novel that had so much like his mentor was reduced to a frustrated project, although Andahazi continued reading voraciously the great universal authors which, over time, would have to leave the imprint of his teachings in his own work: Cervantesand Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Jack London and Camilo José Cela.

The support of their parents encouraged Federico Andahazi to return to pen a few years later. Focused during this return to writing, in the complex genre of short fiction, in 1995 it became known as writer thanks to two splendid stories which, under the titles of "The pious" and "custom-made", were distinguished in the national contest of tales of the Institute Santo Tomás de Aquino with two mentions of a jury made up of writers Marco DeneviMaría Granata and Victoria Pueyrredon. A year later, in September 1996, his story entitled "The trilliza" was awarded the first prize in the "contest of story good Arts young II", whose jury was also made up of outstanding personalities of the Argentine cultural scene (Liliana Heer, Carlos Chernov and Susana Szwarc).

At the end of a month, when his novel titled the anatomist was mentioned, in Spain, finalists in the prestigious Premio Planeta in its call for 1996, Federico Andahazi loomed, with this same work, with the first novel of the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Foundation Prize. The verdict of the jury (composed, on this occasion, by María Angélica Bosco, Eduardo Gudiño Kieffer, Raúl Castagnino, José María Castañeira of God and the aforementioned María Granata) resulted in one of the biggest scandals of the Argentine literary scene today, since it was immediately unauthorized by Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, the billionaire Director of the foundation that bears his own name. At the behest of Ms. de Fortabat - that had made public their dissatisfaction with high doses of eroticism that contained among its pages the anatomist-, the foundation that convened the event said that "the winning work does not contribute to exalt the highest values of the human spirit", by what Andahazi was deprived of victory in that competition (although not so fifteen thousand dollars that had rigged the first prize).

A few months later, editorial Planeta published the first edition of the anatomist (1997) in Spain, for shame of the Lacroze Foundation, soon became one of the biggest best-sellers of Argentine letters, and deserved its immediate translation into several languages. Novel recounts the vicissitudes of the Italian anatomist of the century XVI Mateo Colón, personal physician of the Pope, who, in his studies on the female body, discovered the existence of the clitoris (named by him "Amor veneris"). The scandal that produced this finding (that Mateo Colón expressed in his work De re anatomica, currently defunct) led to its discoverer in a Court of the Inquisition, and forced the authorities to keep it hidden for a long time.