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Adolfo Bioy Casares

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Adolfo Bioy Casares

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Full Name: Adolfo Bioy Casares
Born: September 15, 1914
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 8, 1999
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation: Writer, poet, critic, librarian
Nationality: Argentinian


Adolfo Bioy Casares was born in Buenos Aires, the grandson of a wealthy landowner and dairy processor, and the descendant of Patrick Lynch, a successful Irish emigrant. He wrote his first story ("Iris y Margarita") at the age of eleven.

Bioy wrote many stories with Jorge Luis Borges under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq after they were introduced in 1932 by Victoria Ocampo, whose sister, Silvina Ocampo (1903-1994), Bioy Casares was to marry in 1940. In 1954 she also adopted Bioy's daughter with another woman, Marta Bioy Ocampo (1954-94), who was killed in an automobile accident just three weeks after Silvina Ocampo's death, leaving two children. The estate of Silvina Ocampo and Adolfo Bioy Casares was awarded by a Buenos Aires court to yet another love child of Adolfo Bioy Casares, Fabián Bioy. Fabián Bioy died, aged 40, in February 2006.

Bioy won several awards, including the Gran Premio de Honor of SADE (the Argentine Society of Writers, 1975), the French Legion of Honour (1981), the Diamond Konex Award of Literature (1994) the title of Illustrious Citizen of Buenos Aires (1986), and the Miguel de Cervantes Prize (awarded to him in 1991 in Alcalá de Henares). Adolfo Bioy Casares is buried in La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires.

In 2006 Ediciones Destino published a book of Bioy's diary entries on Borges, numbering 1663 pages of anecdotes, witticisms and observations.

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