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Marcos Aguinis

Birthplace: Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto Department, Cordoba, Argentina
Immediate Family:

Son of José Aguinis and Rebeca Aguinis
Husband of Private
Widower of Ana Maria Aguinis
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Susana Aguinis

Occupation: Writer, psychologist, psychiatrist
Managed by: Noemi (Mimi) Böhm
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About Marcos Aguinis

Marcos Aguinis (born 13 January 1935) is an Argentine writer

Aguinis was born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina. He trained in medicine and psychoanalysis, but later became a writer. He published his first book in 1963 and since then he has published thirteen novels, sixteen books of essays, four books of short stories and two biographies.

When democracy was restored in Argentina in December 1983, Aguinis was appointed undersecretary and then secretary of culture. In this capacity he drove the famous "cultural spring" that animated the country. He created the PRONDEC (National Program for the Democratization of Culture), which won the support of UNESCO and United Nations, and launched intense participatory activities to raise awareness among individuals about the rights, duties and potentialities that are grown on a real democracy. For his work was nominated for UNESCO’s Peace Education Prize.

Aguinis was awarded with several major prizes such as the Planeta Award, the Award of the Argentine Society of Writers, the Jerusalem Prize, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France and the Juan Bautista Alberdi Award 2007 presented by the Hispanic American Center for Economic Research

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Acerca de Marcos Aguinis (Español)

Marcos Aguinis (n. Río Cuarto, Córdoba, 13 de enero de 1935) es un escritor argentino que se formó en diversas áreas que incluyen la medicina, el psicoanálisis, el arte y la historia.

En 1963 apareció su primer libro y, desde entonces, ha publicado once novelas, dieciséis libros de ensayos, cuatro libros de cuentos y dos biografías.

Cuando se restableció la democracia en la Argentina en diciembre de 1983, Marcos Aguinis fue designado subsecretario y luego secretario de Cultura de la Nación; apoyó junto a otros intelectuales la “primavera cultural” a través del Centro de Participación Política. Creó el PRONDEC (Programa Nacional de Democratización de la Cultura).

Ha recibido el Premio Planeta (España), el premio Esteban Echeverría (Gente de Letras), el Premio J. B. Alberdi (Hispanic American Center for Economic Research). Le otorgaron además el título de Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Tel Aviv (2002), y la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén (2010) y un Premio "Referente" en nombre de la Fundación Internacional de Jóvenes Líderes.

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Marcos Aguinis's Timeline

January 13, 1935
Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto Department, Cordoba, Argentina