Biography of Liliana Heker

Liliana Heker is an Argentine author. Having grown up during a politically volatile era in Argentinian history, Heker started writing professionally at seventeen under the mentorship of Abelardo Castillo.

At the start of the "Dirty War" of the 1970s and 1980s, when the Argentinian military took control of the government and instituted a right-wing dictatorship, Heker edited and wrote for left-wing literary journals, publishing thinly veiled criticisms of the Argentine military's state-sponsored violence. She resisted her own exile and remained in dialogue with other exiled intellectuals, most notably the poet and playwright Julio Cortázar.

Heker has written two novels and several books of short stories.

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