Bioy Casares was born in Buenos Aires. He wrote his first story (Iris y Margarita) at the age of 11. He was a friend of Jorge Luis Borges and wrote many stories with him under the pseudonym of H. Bustos Domecq. He married writer Silvina Ocampo in 1940.
His best known novel is La invención de Morel. It is the story about a man who, evading justice, escapes to an island which was said to be infected with a mysterious fatal disease. While struggling to comprehend why everything seemed to repeat, he realized that all the people he saw there were actually recordings made with a special machine invented by Morel which was able to record not only three dimensional images, but also the voices and the smell making it indistinguishable to reality - the original Holodeck? The story mixes realism, fantasy, science fiction and terror.
He won several awards, including the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1991 in Alcalá de Henares.
Some of his novels: