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15 April 2021

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.