Marï¿½a Sonia Cristoff (Trelew, Patagonia, 1965) is the author of five works of fiction and nonfiction, including False Calm and Include Me Out. She lives in Buenos Aires, where she teaches creative writing and is a regular contributor to the newspapers Neue Zï¿½rcher Zeitung, Perfil, and La Naciï¿½n.
"Cristoff is far from being just another writer. She is, on the contrary, a magnificent example of a chronicler-essayist narrator: a unique species of those who are possibly on the way to extinction."--Alejandra Costamagna "Outstanding, fun, insightful."--Neue Zï¿½rcher Zeitung "A brilliant journalistic investigation."--Denis Scheck, ARD Tagesthemen "Captivating, intelligent, where the silent strength reaches beyond the real at hand."--Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "A marvelous book with literary reportage, possibly one of the best books to come of the hundreds of new translations from Argentinean literature."--Sï¿½ddeutsche Zeitung "Impressive literary quality. A profoundly disquieting image of the Argentinean Patagonia and beyond."--Monika Thees, Die Berliner Literaturkritik