Gisela Heffes is the editor of the anthology Judíos/Argentinos/Escritores (1999) and has published numerous articles, reviews and interviews in both Spanish and English. Her book Las ciudades imaginarias en la literatura latinoamericana (2008) was a study of the literary representations of non-existent urban spaces and their significance in the wider political and cultural framework of Latin America. Professor Heffes’ new book, Políticas de la destrucción / Poéticas de la preservación, examines narratives from the mid-twentieth century to the present that are related to the environment in Latin America and analyzes how these texts refer to both the conservation and destruction of nature. She has also edited two collections of essays, one on the experience of displacement and translocation in the creative imagination of Spanish-American writers residing in the US (Literal, 2012), and another devoted to the intersections between utopia and cities in Latin America (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2013). In addition to her academic work, Gisela Heffes is an active fiction writer, having published the novels Ischia (Paradiso, 2000), Praga (Paradiso, 2001), Ischia, Praga & Bruselas (Beatriz Viterbo, 2005) and several short stories and fictional chronicles. She has recently completed a collection of short stories, Glossa urbana (Alción, 2012).