Well-known Argentine novelist Angélica Gorodischer writes science fiction and fantasy, or what is known in the Rio de la Plata as “literatura fantastica.” The author of 14 novels, she is considered an exceptional short story writer in contemporary Argentine literature. Gorodischer is the winner of a number of awards, including Premio de la Orden (1984), Premio Poblet (1984-85), Premio Emecé (1985), Premio Gilgamesh of Spain (1991-93), and Premio Xonex de Platino (1993). She was presented the Premio Dignidad by the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights in 1996. Her works have been translated and anthologized extensively in a number of editions. Presently, Gorodischer is organizing the Conference of Latin American Women Writers in Rosario, Argentina. She has lectured at U.S. universities, and was a visiting writer at the University of Iowa International Writers Workshop in 1987.