Liliana HekerLiliana Heker (1943-) is a Jewish-Argentinian author and intellectual, known for her outspoken protests against state violence during the Dirty War of 1976-83. At the time over 30,000 people were "disappeared" by the government, and while many writers and journalists fled the country to escape persecution, Heker remained, and argued the necessity of bearing witness to state atrocities. 

Made famous at first by the public polemic she had with the great Argentine writer Julio Cortázar (then living in Paris), Heker's short fiction has since been anthologized in over a dozen countries. Her collected stories was released by Alfaguara in 2004. The End of the Story is her second book to appear in English.