Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914-1999)

Death: 8th March 1999
Location: La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Argentine fiction writer. He was awarded the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1990. He was a friend and frequent collaborator of Jorge Luis Borges and wrote many stories with him under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq. 
His best known novel is La invención de Morel / The Invention of Morel. It is the story of a man who, evading justice, escapes to an island said to be infected with a mysterious fatal disease. Struggling to understand why everything seems to repeat, he realizes that all the people he sees there are actually recordings, made with a special machine, invented by Morel, which is able to record not only three-dimensional images, but also voices and scents, making it all undistinguishable from reality. The story mixes realism, fantasy, science fiction and terror. 
He was married to the Argentine poet Silvina Ocampo and he was buried in the tomb of her family.