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  • Ana Gallegos Cuiñas is full professor in the Department of Spanish Literature of the University of Granada. With undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Hispanic Philology and an undergraduate degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Granada, she has been a contractor with the Ramón y Cajal Program and a visiting researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, Princeton, Paris-Sorbonne University, the University of Buenos Aires, and Yale. Her most recent published books are Las novelas argentinas del siglo 21: Nuevos modos de producción, circulación y recepción (2019) and Otros: Ricardo Piglia y la literatura mundial (2019). She is currently Principal Investigator of the I+D LETRAL project, director of the "Ider-Lab" Scientific Unit of Excellence: Criticism, Languages, and Cultures in Iberoamerica, and Vice Dean of Culture and Research of the Department of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Granada.


  • Tania Ganitsky (Bogota, Colombia, 1986) studied Literature and Philosophy on a graduate level. She has won two national poetry awards in Colombia, one in 2009 and the other in 2014. Her poems have been included in several journals, magazines and anthologies in Latin America and Spain. Dos cuerpos menos, her first collection of poetry, was published in 2015. She is currently finishing a PhD in Philosophy and Literature at The University of Warwick.


  • Francisco Garamona was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He is a bookseller, musician, editor, visual artist, and filmmaker, among other things. He has published more than forty books with presses in Argentina, Latin America, and China. He has recorded seven records of his songs, which can be downloaded free at garamona.bandcamp.com. He directed the documentaries Sergio de Loof: El Monarca (2016), Juan José Cambre: todo lo que no hago mientras pinto (2017), and Marcelo Alzetta: Una baldoza renacentista (2020). He is a member of the Instituto de Altos Estudios Patafísicos of Buenos Aires. He directs Mansalva press and La Internacional Argentina bookstore.


  • Lucas García París (Caracas, Venezuela, 1973) is a graphic designer. He has published short stories, articles, and comic strips in The Barcelona Review, El Nacional, Diario 2001, and PRODAVINCI, among other publications. He is the author of the novels La Más Fiera De Las Bestias [The fiercest of the beasts] (2014) and Acabose (2013) and of the short story collection Payback (2009). For the novel Rocanrol (2006), he was awarded the Francisco Herrera Luque Prize by Editorial Grijalbo. In his work, García París combines the humor and uncertainty in which every place is full of temporal and spatial structures. His most recent publication, El Reino [The kingdom] (2017) passes from "pop writing" to the "Thriller remix" to "the kingdom," where trickles of blood dilute into darkness.



  • Margarita García Robayo was born in 1980 in Cartagena, Colombia, and now lives in Buenos Aires where she has worked as a journalist and scriptwriter. She is the author of three novels, a book of autobiographical essays, and several collections of short stories, including Worse Things, which obtained the prestigious Casa de las Américas Prize in 2014. Her books have been published widely and praised in Latin America and Spain and have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Hebrew, and Turkish. Holiday Heart is her second book to appear in English after the very successful Fish Soup, selected by the TLS as one of the best fiction titles of 2018.


  • Elena Garro (1916-1998) is one of the most important writers of 20th Century Mexican and Hispanic Literature. Playwright, novelist, short-story author, journalist, screenwriter and poet. From the fifties, her work that stands out are one act plays, “Un hogar sólido” (A Solid Home) “El árbol” (The Tree), “Los perros” (The Dogs) and “La señora del balcón” (The Lady of the Balcony) (compiled in Elena Garro: Works Reunited. Theater, FCE, 2009). In them, themes of existential order, of race and of gender are addressed, renewing previously ‘costumbrista’ theater. She is considered a precursor to so-called magic realism because of her theatrical pieces, as well as for her novel, Recollections of Things to Come (Xavier Villarrutia Award, 1963). In this work, she accomplishes an acerbic analysis of the treason of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 at the same time as she presents the myths that shape up the idiosyncracy of Mexico, with a singular handling of time by juxtaposing and fusing the western cosmovision with the prehispanic. In her collection of stories, The Week of Colors, one of her most emblematic short stories, “Blame the tlaxcaltecas,” stands out. In the role of activist, she wrote countless articles and reports on the 1960’s in her struggle for democracy and social justice against the dictatorship of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). This led the government to discredit and exile her (1968-1993). In her ample bibliography, We are fleeing Lola (1980), Testimonies about Mariana (1981), Reunion of Characters (1982), And Matarazo Didn’t Call… (1991), Memories of Spain 1937 (1992), Inés (1995), among others, stand out.

    Biography by Patricia Rosa Lopátegui.



  • Sandra Gasparini earned her Ph.D. in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is professor of Argentine Literature I (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Argentine Narrative I (Departamento de Artes de la Escritura, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, City of Buenos Aires). Her research interests are fantastic and horror literature, and connecctions between science and Argentinian literature and culture. She has edited books by Eduardo L. Holmberg, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Esteban Echeverría, and she is the author of several articles and reviews both in books and in academic journals. Some of her works are Espectros de la ciencia: Fantasías científicas de la Argentina del siglo XIX (2012), Iniciado del alba: Seis ensayos y un epílogo sobre Luis A. Spinetta (editor and contributor) (2016) and Resquicios de la Ley: Una lectura de Juan Filloy (1994).



  • Ismael Gavilán Muñoz (Valparaíso, 1973) is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. He has published the verse collections Llamas de quien duerme en nuestro sueño (1996), Fabulaciones del aire de otros reynos (1999 and 2002), and Raíz del aire (2008), as well as the book of literary criticism Pensamiento y creación por el lenguaje: Acercamiento a la obra poética de Eduardo Anguita (2010). He is the director of Analecta, the humanities journal of Universidad Viña del Mar, and he also oversees the Poetry Workshop and Poetic Reflection Seminar at the La Sebastiana cultural center of the Pablo Neruda Foundation.


  • Óscar Godoy Barbosa was born in 1961 in Ibagué, Colombia. He graduated from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3. He received an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. Óscar was a journalist in Colombia and is currently a professor at the Universidad Central in Bogotá. His novel Duelo de miradas (2000) won the Aniversario Ciudad de Pereira novel contest in 1999. In 2014, he received the District Short Story Prize of the City of Bogotá for La castigada. Other works include, Once días de noviembre (2015 & 2017) and Desde mi ventana (2017). 


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    Jacqueline Goldberg. Born in Venezuela (1966). Poet, fiction writer, essayist, editor and author of children's books and testimonials. PhD in Social Sciences and Bachelor’s degree in Literature. She is the author of 7 books of fiction and nonfiction, 11 children’s books, 2 novels, and 21 volumes of poetry. Her poetry has been published and translated into anthologies in 15 countries. In 2018 she participated in the Fall Residence of the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa.  Her novel Las horas claras [The clear hours] received the 2012 prize of the Fundación para la Cultura Urbana, was the Venezuelan Booksellers’ Book of the Year, a finalist for the Critic’s Award Novel for 2013, and was re-published in Mexico in 2018.



  • Graciela Goldchluk is Professor of Hispanic Philology at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Her research focuses on Latin American literary archives and contemporary manuscripts. Among other fonds, she has curated and organised those of writers Manuel Puig and Mario Bellatin.



  • Miguel Gomes (1964) is the author of, among others, the works of fiction Visión memorable (Fundarte, 1987); De fantasmas y destierros (Eafit, 2003); Viviana y otras historias del cuerpo (Random House Mondadori, 2006); El hijo y la zorra (Random House Mondadori, 2010); Julieta en su castillo (Artesano, 2012); and Retrato de un caballero (Seix Barral, 2015). He has been the recipient of the Caracas Municipal Prize for Literature and has twice won the yearly short story prize awarded by the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional. As a critic he has written extensively about the essay in Latin American and about various poets and fiction writers. Since 1989, he lives in the USA, and currently is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut.



  • Osiris Aníbal Gómez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He specializes in contemporary indigenous literature of Mexico. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming collection of essays Caleidoscopio verbal: lenguas y literaturas originarias (Oro de la Noche Ediciones, 2020).


  • Henry Alexander Gómez (Bogotá, Colombia, 1982) earned a degree in Social Sciences from the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas and is currently studying for his Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at the Universidad Central. He is the director of the “Ojo en la tinta” Literary Festival. His book Cartografía de la luz won the Universidad Externado de Colombia’s 26th National Contest for Poetry, and he was also awarded the Casa de Poesía Silva’s national prize for “La poesía de la vida cotidiana.” His book Georg Trakl en el ocaso won second prize in the 9th Bonaventuriano Poetry Contest. Among his books of poetry are Memorial del árbol (2013), winner of the 4th National Contest for Unpublished Works of Poetry, Diabolus in música (2014), winner of the Ciro Mendía Poetry Prize, and Teoría de la gravedad (2014), published in Quito, Ecuador. He also forms part of the editorial board of the Latin American poetry magazine La Raíz Invertida.



  • Myrriah Gómez is a nuevomexicana from the Pojoaque Valley. She is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. She earned her doctorate in English with an emphasis in U.S. Latina/o literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. She is a 2011 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship recipient. Dr. Gómez was awarded the UNM Faculty of Color award for Teaching in 2015. Her current book project, Nuclear Nuevo México: Identity, Ethnicity, and Resistance in Atomic Third Spaces, examines the effects of the nuclear industry on people of color in New Mexico. Her teaching interests include courses in Chicana/o Studies, U.S. Atomic History & Culture, and New Mexico & the U.S. Southwest.



  • Jovana Gómez is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her main research area is detective and crime literature, especially narratives in which feminine characters kill, asking for neither pardon nor permission.



  • Gladys González (Santiago, 1981) is a Chilean poet, cultural manager, and editor. She has published the verse collections Papelitos (2002), Gran Avenida (2005), Aire Quemado (2009), Hospicio (2011),  and Calamina (2014), as well as the anthologies Vidrio Molido (2011) and Pequeñas cosas (2015). Her poems have appeared in various Chilean and international anthologies, and several have been translated to English and German. She also directs the publishing house Ediciones Libros del Cardo.



  • Tomás González (Medellín, Colombia, 1950) studied philosophy before becoming a barman in a Bogotá nightclub, whose owner published Primero estaba el mar [In the Beginning Was the Sea], his first novel, in 1983. González has lived in Miami and New York, where he wrote much of his work while making a living as a translator. After twenty years in the US, he returned to Colombia, where he now lives. His books have been translated into six languages. His books Temporal [The Storm], La luz difícil, Niebla al mediodía, El lejano amor de los extraños, and Abraham entre bandidos were published in Spanish by Alfaguara.



  • Heberlizeth González graduated in Audiovisual Journalism from the Universidad Arturo Michelena (Valencia, Venezuela) in 2012. In 2016, this institution awarded her the medal of honor for outstanding graduates. She has worked for the Diario La Calle and El Carabobeño. She won the CICPC's "Criminal Investigator" prize in 2011. She has received recognitions from the mayor's office of Valencia and the police department of Carabobo. She currently works as a correspondent for the news sources Cactus24 of Falcón and Analitica.com of Caracas.


  • Javier González Cárdenas (Tijuana, 1973) has a BA in Communication and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. He has written for Diario 29, El Mexicano, El Informador de Baja California, Letras Libres and H para Hombres, among other newspapers and magazines. Some of his fiction and poetry work have also been included in the anthologies Al Margen Reversible, Invocación al Mar y Otros Poemas, 13 Poemas, and ¿El Crimen Como Una De Las Bellas Artes? Tomo II. He has written and directed several short films and audiovisual poems. He was awarded the ‘1st Northwest Literary Prize’ (CECUT-SOGEBAC, 1995). In 2005, he won the ‘XXI Premio Nacional de Cuento Fantástico y de Ciencia Ficción’. He also won 3rd place in the ‘5th Virtuality Caza de Letras-UNAM’ (2011) for his chronicles. His first novel was Esto es lo que pienso de ti [This is what I think of you] (CECUT-CNCA, 1996), followed by his short story book Ficciones de carne y hueso [Fictions of flesh and bone] (Altanoche, 2008). His latest novel, Muerto después de muerto [Dead after dead] (Abismos, 2013), narrates a post-apocalyptic battle between narcozombies, a drug cartel and the Mexican government.



  • Johan Gotera earned his Master's in Latin American Literature from the Universidad Simón Bolívar and a degree in Spanish American Literature from Boston University. He has published Deslindes del barroco. Erosión y Archivo en Octavio Armand y Severo Sarduy (Almenara, 2002), among other works. He is currently studying for a doctorate at Northwestern University.



  • Ramón Griffero is a Chilean playwright/director with an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Essex, England and an M.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Louvain, Belgium.  He is the founder of Teatro Fin de Siglo and of “El Trolley,” a space for cultural resistance to the Chilean military dictatorship.  Griffero’s plays and productions have been essential components in the resurgence of contemporary Chilean theatre. He is the author of sixteen plays and has directed numerous productions and “art actions.”  Currently he is the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Chile (www.griffero.cl).



  • Marcelo Guajardo Thomas (Santiago, 1977) is a Chilean poet. He has published Un momento propicio para el exilio: Poesía reunida 2002-2010 (2011), Puerta azul en muro de adobe (2014), and Los celacantos y otros hechos extraordinarios (2015), for which he received the National Council Book Prize for Best Published Work. He also received the Barco de Vapor Prize in 2013 for his novel La bicicleta mágica de Sergio Krumm.



  • José Luis Guerra is a recent graduate of the Universidad Santa María, Núcleo Oriente, Venezuela. Since the age of fifteen, he has worked with Comunicación Social as a radio producer and presenter, learning the ropes and the pitfalls of sharing information in a country where freedom of expression is in its death throes. In 2019, he found a way to combine literature with journalism, telling uncensored, real stories with La Vida de Nos. He tells the true facts with feeling, delving into situations that have left their mark on Venezuelan families, as in the case of “Those Days with Mr. Monster.”



  • Weildler Guerra Curvelo is one of the most important Wayuu intellectuals of Colombia. He is an anthropologist, writer, professor, and researcher, and recently he has occupied various posts in the government that have confirmed not only his resolve and his intelligence, but also his honesty. As an academic and researcher, his contributions to the study and diffusion of Wayuu culture have been fundamental. One of his most important books, La disputa y la palabra: la ley en la sociedad wayuu, explains, among other things, the importance of the putchipuu (the palabrero or word-bearer) in the Wayuu community.



  • Leila Guerriero (1967, Junín, Argentina) is a journalist. She publishes in Latin American and European outlets such as La Nación and Rolling Stone in Argentina, Gatopardo in Mexico, El Mercurio in Chile, L’Internazionale in Italy, and El País in Spain. Among others, she has published the nonfiction books Los suicidas del fin del mundo [The suicides at the end of the world] (2005), Frutos extraños [Strange fruit] (2009), Una historia sencilla [A simple story] (2011), and Zona de obras [Work zone] (2013). Her work has been translated into English, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, and Polish. In 2010, she received the CEMEX-FNPI prize. In 2013, she won the González Ruano journalism prize from the Fundación Mapfre. She is editor of Gatopardo for Latin America and director of the collection "Mirada crónica" from Tusquets Argentina. She also works as an editor for Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), and since 2016 she has directed the Major in Journalism of the Fundación Tomás Eloy Martínez (Buenos Aires).


  • Renato Guizado Yampi has an MA in Latin American Literature and teaches Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Piura (Peru). He is a doctoral candidate in Spanish at the University of Salamanca. His current research focuses on the stylistic evolution of the Peruvian poet Javier Sologuren. His book publications include Detalle, ritmo y sintaxis en la poesía de José María Eguren (2017) and Forma y sentido en la poesía de Ricardo Silva-Santisteban (2018).


  • Cristina Gutiérrez Leal (Coro, 1988) is a poet, essayist, and photographer. She earned a degree in Education with minors in Language, Literature, and Latin as well as a Magister Scientiae in Spanish-American Literature at the Universidad de los Andes, and she is currently completing a doctorate in Comparative Literature at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She won the second Concurso Nacional de Poesía Joven Rafael Cadenas in 2017. In the same year, she published her first book, titled Estatua de sal y otros poemas [Statue of salt and other poems].



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    Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza is a poet, essayist, and university professor. He serves as the Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor of Latin American Literature Today

    He has published the following verse collections: Al margen de las hojas (Caracas: Monte Ávila, 1991), De espaldas al río (Caracas: El pez soluble, 1999), Principios de Contabilidad (Mexico: Conaculta, 2000), Pasado en Limpio (Caracas: Equinoccio, bid&co, 2006), and Cuidados intensivos (Caracas: Lugar Común, 2014). His books of essays, literary research, and anthologies include: Lecturas desplazadas: Encuentros hispanoamericanos con Cervantes y Góngora(Caracas: Equinoccio, 2009), Itinerarios de la ciudad en la poesía venezolana: una metáfora del cambio (Caracas: Fundación para la Cultura Urbana, 2010), Las palabras necesarias. Muestra antológica de poesía venezolana del siglo XX(Santiago de Chile: LOM, 2010), and Formas en fuga. Antología poética de Juan Calzadilla(Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 2011).

    Among other prizes, he has won: the Mariano Picón Salas prize for poetry (Venezuela) in 1995, the Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico), in 1999, and the Premio Transgenérico de la Fundación para la Cultura Urbana (Venezuela) in 2009. He is a retired senior professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), and he currently works as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma.


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