Alicia Borinsky is a professor of Spanish, a member of the Boston UniversityChelsea Management Team, and director of the Writing in the Americas Program at Boston University. She has published extensively in Spanish and in English in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Among her books are Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction; the novels Mean Woman, All Night Movie, and Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer; and the poetry collections La pareja desmontable, Madres alquiladas, La ventrílocua, Mujeres tímidas, Las ciudades perdidas van al paraíso, and Golpes bajos. Her work has been translated, anthologized, and published in the Massachusetts Review, Confluencia, American Voice, Under the Pomegranate Tree, New American Writing, Tameme, and Beacons. She has held visiting professorships at Harvard University and Washington University, St. Louis and is the recipient of the Latino Literature Prize for Fiction and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.