Fernando Sorrentino was born in Buenos Aires on November 8th, 1942.
Most of his childhood and adolescence was spent within the grayish square formed by the four avenues of Santa Fe, Juan B. Justo, Córdoba, and Dorrego. In his youthful days he was an insignificant office employee. In his not so youthful days, and for a very long time, he was a teacher of language and literature in several high schools. He serves militantly among the steadfast hosts of fans of the Racing Club soccer team of Avellaneda. Sorrentino married Alicia Fraiman in 1969 and they have three children: Juan Manuel (1970), and the twins María Angélica and María Victoria (1978). And since October of 2009, they also have a granddaughter, Pilar, Juan Manuel’s daughter.