Liliana Heker

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Liliana Heker (born 1943) is an Argentine writer. She wrote and edited left-wing literary journals during the Dirty War of state-sponsored violence in the 1970s and 1980s, using veiled critiques as a means of protest and engaging in vigorous debate with exiled writers such as Julio Cortázar.

She was born in Buenos Aires and her professional writing started at the age of 17 with the support of Abelardo Castillo.


Her books include:

  • Acuario (1972), Centro Ed. De América Latina: Buenos Aires
  • Zona de clivaje (1990), Legasa: Buenos Aires
  • El fin de la historia (1996), Alfaguara - Suma (paperback 2004), ISBN 987-1106-77-7
  • Las hermanas de Shakespeare (1999), Aguilar: Buenos Aires
  • Los Bordes de Lo Real
  • El Partido Rubado
  • Los Que Vieron la zarza
  • The Stolen Party (2010)


Further reading[edit]

  • Gwendolyn Díaz, Women and Power in Argentine Literature: Stories, Interviews, and Critical Essays, University of Texas Press (paperback 2007), ISBN 0-292-92759-2 - publisher's details accessed at [1]