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Ana Becciú was born in Buenos Aires and now lives between France, Catalonia and Argentina. She studied Literature at the Universidad Católica Argentina, the Universidad Central de Barcelona, as well as the Sorbonne.
She is both a poet and translator, who worked for eighteen years for the United Nations. As a literary translator, she has translated works by Antonin Artaud, Adrienne Rich, Djuna Barnes, Alberto Manguel, Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Carson, Pascal Quignard and Tennessee Williams, among others, and won awards, including the XI Angel Crespo Prize for Literary Translation for Lezioni di tenebre by Patrizia Runfola in 2008. Between 1999 and 2002 Lumen (Random House Mondadori, Barcelona) published her editions of the Poesía completa, Prosa completa and Diarios of Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik.