María Kodama: Writer, Translator, and Wife of Jorge Luis Borges

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Maria Kodama, Keeper of the Borges Legacy, Dies at 86”:

María Kodama, a writer and translator who was best known for guarding the legacy of her husband, the masterly Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, died in the Buenos Aires suburb of Vincente López.

For years Ms. Kodama was Mr. Borges’s secretary, aide and traveling companion. A few months before he died in 1986, they married. Mr. Borges bequeathed the rights to his works to Ms. Kodama, and soon after his death she established the Jorge Luis Borges International Foundation to further the appreciation of his writing and protect it from what she viewed as misappropriation and misinterpretation.