Writers at Risk Database

Claudia Piñeiro

Prolific novelist Piñeiro is an advocate for women's rights and, specifically, the legalization of abortion in Argentina. She has faced serious harassment for her activism, including threats from anti-abortion… More

Itatí Schvartzman

Itatí Schvartzman

Schvartzman is a Jewish feminist activist who has faced harassment for her writing. In 2018, she received death threats via Facebook, and in late 2019 she was the victim… More

Gesell Dome

In this excerpt from Argentine novelist's Dashiell Hammett prize-wining book, a bleak seaside resort tensely awaiting the arrival of the next tourist season is viewed through a Faulknerian lens.… More

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