Reinaldo Laddaga is a narrator and essayist born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1963. His latest books are Things that a mutant needs to know: More short and extraordinary stories (2013), Un prólogo a los libros de mi padre (A prologue for my father's books) (2011), and Estética de laboratorio: Estrategias de las artes del presente (Laboratory esthetics. Strategies of the arts of the present) (2010). His website is www.rladdaga.net. He lives in New York.