Aurora Venturini, author, Died at 92


Aurora Venturini was born on December 20, 1922, and died on November 24, 2015.

He was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, poet, translator and essayist.

Aurora was born in 1922 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She graduated in Philosophy and Education Sciences at the National University of La Plata.

Aurora was an adviser to the Institute of the Child’s Psychology and Re-education (Instituto de Psicología y Reeducación del Menor) where she met Eva Perón who was an intimate friend and with whom she worked.

In 1948, Jorge Luis Borges personally handed her the Initiation Award (Premio Iniciación) for her book El solitario.

She studied Psychology at the University of Paris, the city in which Aurora self-exiled for 25 years after the Liberating Revolution.

In Paris, she lived in the company of Violette Leduc and became a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Eugène Ionesco and Juliette Gréco; in Sicily she frequented the friendship of Salvatore Quasimodo.

Aurora was married to historian Fermín Chávez.

She was a Philosophy professor at the Antonio Mentruyt Normal School (Escuela Normal Antonio Mentruyt) in Banfield.

Aurora translated and wrote critical essays on poets as Isidore Ducasse, Conde de Lautréamont, François Villon and Arthur Rimbaud; for the translations of the latter two authors she received the Iron Cross decoration granted by the French government.

In 2007, Aurora received the Página/12 New Novel Award for Las primas (The Cousins).

Aurora Venturini passed away on November 24, 2015 in Buenos Aires at the age of 92.