Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

Gabriela Cabezón Cámara (November 4, 1968) is an Argentine writer.

She studied literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 2006, Cabezón Cámara published the short story La hermana Cleopatra in the anthology Una terraza propia. The story was a first draft of her first novel, La Virgen Cabeza, published in 2009 to critical acclaim.

In 2013, Cabezón Cámara was a writer-in-residence at the University of Berkeley, California, where she also lectured. Her novel The adventures of China Iron, which she wrote while in Berkeley, was shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize. Cabezón Cámara was one of the founders of the movement NiUnaMenos (“Not One Less”).


  • La Virgen Cabeza (2009)
    • English: Slum Virgin, tr. Frances Riddle
  • Le viste la cara a Dios (2011, short story)
    • Beya (2013, graphic novel based on the short story)
  • La Isla de la Luna (2012, short story)
  • Romance de la negra rubia (2014)
  • Sacrificios (2015, short story collection)
  • Y su despojo fue una muchedumbre (2015, short story collection)
  • Las aventuras de la China Iron (2017)

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