Paola Kaufmann, author of The Sister and the forthcoming The Lake has died suddenly, from a brain tumour, at the age of 37.
This, below, from her publisher Alma Books:
Born in 1969 in Rio Negro, Argentina, Paola achieved great success, not only as a writer, but also as a biologist and scientific researcher. In the short space of five years, she produced three books, The Devil’s Golfcourse (winner of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes Prize), The Sister (winner of the Casa de las Américas Prize) and The Lake (winner of the Planeta Prize for fiction).
It is tragic that a writing career, which had delivered so much in such a short life, could not continue; doubtless Paola would have continued to write books of beauty and insight to be enjoyed by fans the world over. As an author, she was a joy to work with and shall be sadly missed by all here at Alma.