About the Author
ALICIA BORINSKY, winner of the 1996 Latino Literature Award for Fiction, writes in both English and Spanish. Her other books published in English include the novels Mean Woman (Nebraska, 1993) and Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer (Nebraska, 1998), the poetry collections The Collapsible Couple (Middlesex, 2000) and Timorous Women (Spectacular Diseases, 1991), and a volume of literary criticism. Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction (Pennsylvania, 1993). She is currently professor of Latin American and Comparative Literature at Boston University. COLA FRANZEN is the recipient of the 2000 Harold Morton Landon Prize in translation for Jorge Gullen's Horses in the Air (City Lights, 2000). She has translated Borinsky's Timorous Women (Spectacular Diseases, 1991), Mean Women (Nebraska, 1993), and Dreams of the Abandoned Seducer (Nebraska, 1998). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.