Faculty and Guest Writers
Maria Negroni holds a BA from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA, PhD from Columbia University. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, three books of essays, two novels, and a book-object, Buenos Aires Tour, in collaboration with Argentine artist Jorge Macchi; translated from French and English the works of several poets, including Louise Labé, Valentine Penrose, Georges Bataille, H.D., Charles Simic, and Bernard Noël. Her work has appeared in the United States in The Paris Review, Circumference, Lumina and Bomb (New York). Recipient of Guggenheim (1994), Rockefeller (1998), Fundación Octavio Paz (2001), The New York Foundation for the Arts (2005), and the Civitella Ranieri (2007) fellowships; the PEN Award for "Best Book of Poetry in Translation" for Islandia; and, in Mexico City, the Siglo XXI International Prize for Essay Writing for her book Galería Fantástica.
Ana María Shua is an Argentine writer who has published over eighty books in numerous genres including: novels, short stories, micro-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature, books of humor and Jewish folklore, anthologies, film scripts, journalistic articles, and essays. Her writing has been translated into many languages and appears in anthologies throughout the world. She has received numerous national and international awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is regarded as one of Argentina's premier writers. She is particularly known in the Spanish-speaking world on both sides of the Atlantic as "the Queen of the Micro-story."
Guillermo Saavedra, is an Argentine poet, editor and journalist. He is regular contributor of the newspapers La Razón and Clarin. He is also a cultural correspondent of El País de Montevideo. His works include Caracol; Tentativas sobre Cage; El velador; La voz inútil; Pancitas argentinas; Cenicienta no escarmienta. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001.
Paulina Vinderman, is an Argentine poet and translator. She is the author of many poetry collections, including: Bote negro; Los gansos salvajes; Hospital de Veteranos; El muelle and Bulgaria. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards including the Gran Premio de Honor de la Fundación Argentina de la Poesía 2010; the First Municipal Prize of the City of Buenos Aires 2002-2003, and the Literary Prize of the Argentine Academy of Letters in Poetry, 2004-2006.
Claudia Masίn, is an Argentine writer and therapist who organizes many events with poets, artists and musicians. She is the author of Bizarría; Geología and La vista.
Liliana Heer is an Argentine novelist, a critic and a therapist. Her many novels include titles such as Bloyd; Angeles de vidrio; La tercera mitad; Giacomo-el texto secreto de Joyce; Frescos de amor; Verano Rojo; and Neon. She received the Boris Vian literary prize for Bloyd.