Juan José Delaney was born in Buenos Aires in 1954. He belongs to a large Irish-Argentine family and holds the chair in Twentieth-Century Argentinean Literature at the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires). He is also a fiction writer and essayist. His books include the short-story collections Papeles del desierto and Tréboles del sur, the novel Moira Sullivan, and a biography of Marco Denevi, Marco Denevi y la sacra ceremonia de la escritura. A doctoral candidate in Modern Languages, he is completing a work on literary and linguistic aspects of the Irish immigration process in Argentina.