Maria Rosa Lojo was born in 1954 in Buenos Aires, the daughter of exiled Spaniards. She holds a PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, and has been a lecturer and visiting professor at a number of universities in Argentina and around the world. She does literary research for CONICET, the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, and acts as a juror on both national and international writing competitions. Her published work in Spanish includes the novels La pasión de los nómades (1994), Las Libres del Sur (2004), and Finisterre (2005), and the collections of short narratives Historias ocultas en la Recoleta (2000) and Amores insólitos de nuestra historia (2001).