Ana Laura Caruso
Ana Laura Caruso is an Executive Editor for Penguin Random House
in Argentina, where she works with fiction and non-fiction books.
She graduated in Communication Studies at the University of Buenos
Aires and worked in cultural journalism before pursuing a career as
an editor. She currently publishes local and foreign books for
different imprints such as Literatura Random House, Debate, Lumen,
Grijalbo, Conecta, Reservoir Books, and Sudamericana. She first
visited Scotland in 2015 when she completed a Scottish Literature
course at the University of Edinburgh. She is a big fan of Muriel
Spark, Elspeth Davie, Alasdair Gray, A. L. Kennedy, Edwin Morgan,
and Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Penguin Random House releases 60 titles per month in Argentina,
a country that leads South America in publishing. The capital,
Buenos Aires, has the highest concentration of readers and, with
800 bookstores, is currently the city with the most book stores per
capita in the world. In Argentina, Penguin publishes Spanish
translations of international bestselling authors like Stephen
King, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, E. L. James, and Jojo Moyes.
It also publishes Nobel Prize winners such as Gabriel García
Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alice Munro, J. M. Coetzee, and
Svetlana Alexievich. The catalogue also includes Argentinean
writers like Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar as well as the up
and coming authors César Aira, Eduardo Sacheri, Claudia Piñeiro,
Pola Oloixarac, and Samanta Schweblin.