LILA ZEMBORAIN is an Argentine poet and critic who has lived in New York City since 1985. She is the author of the poetry collections Abrete sésamo debajo del agua, Usted, Guardianes del secreto, Malvas orquídeas del mar, Rasgado, and the chapbooks Ardores, and Pampa. Her work has been included in the anthologies Mujeres mirando al sur: poetas sudamericanas en USA and Final de entrega: antología de poetas contra la violencia de género. About her work, Forrest Gander writes: “In mauve sea-orchids as in her striking earlier book Guardians of the Secret, Lila Zemborain brings into relationship the viscera of the body and the spill of the universe in tense compositions that blur distinctions between lyric and prose poetry, science and eros.” She currently teaches at the New York University MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish program, which she directed from 2009 to 2012.
HUGO CLEMENTE has a degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s in Gender Studies from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid). He has coordinated the Canarian School of Literary Creation and has taught creative writing workshops in schools and venues in Naples, Madrid, New York, Boston and Stamsund (Norway). He was finalist at the First Literary Improvisation Championship held in Spain in 2012 (LuchaLibro) and has participated in the collections of stories PervertiDos (Editorial Traspiés, Granada, 2014) and Ménades: an invitation to euphoria (La Piscina Editorial-Keroxen, Tenerife, 2015). His novel Water Log has been recently published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, NY. Hugo has also scripted for theatre and cinema and his last documentary, The Blinking Island (2016), has received international recognition in film festivals in Spain, Brazil and Italy. He currently teaches Spanish and Creative Writing and Tufts University and Boston College and he is an editorial advisor for Quantum Prose.
GERMÁN SIERRA is a neuroscientist at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and author of contemporary innovative fiction. He has been included among the “Mutantes” or “Afterpop writers”: a group of Spanish writers who are strongly committed with innovative literature. Most of his fictional work deals with metamediatics and the role of science and technology as cultural discourses in post-postmodern and posthuman societies. He has written five novels. Efectos Secundarios was awarded the Jaen Prize in 2000. His first book composed in English, The Artifact, will be published by Inside the Castle in autumn of 2018. He is on Twitter @german_sierra
FRANCISCO JARAUTA is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Murcia (Spain) and a guest lecturer at numerous European and American universities. His work focuses on the fields of philosophy of culture, the history of ideas and aesthetics and theory of art. Among his publications, we could highlight La transformación de la conciencia moderna, Escenarios de la globalización, Poéticas / Políticas, Desafíos de la Mundialización, and Escritura suspendida. He has curated international exhibitions such as ‘Arquitectura radical’ (2002), ‘Micro-Utopías. Arte y Arquitectura’ and ‘Desde el puente de los años. Paul Celan – Gisèle Celan-Lestrange’. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Iride, Experimenta, Pluriverso, Le Monde Diplomatique, World Political Forum and the Scuola Internazionale di Alti Studi (Modena). He is part of the Géophilosophie de l’Europe group and also coordinator of Grupo Tánger.
BASARAB NICOLESCU is an honorary theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Paris, Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa, member of the Romanian Academy, and President-Founder of Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET). He is a world-renowed figure of transdisciplinarity. His books include: From Modernity to Cosmodernity – Science, Culture and Spirituality, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2014; Manifesto of Transdisciplinarity, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2002;Science, Meaning and Evolution – The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme, Parabola Books, New York, 1991. A complete bio-bibliography of Basarab Nicolescu can be found on the page http://basarab-nicolescu.fr/
VICENTE LUIS MORA An award-winning writer, poet, essayist and literary critic, Vicente Luis Mora (Córdoba, 1970) is one of contemporary Spain’s most versatile authors. His work explores literature beyond the traditional boundaries of the print genre and emphasizes the writer as textual artist. He has published six books of poetry, four works of fiction, and five of essays; his work is included in a variety of journals and anthologies. In addition to his own literary production, Mora is one of the most followed literary critics on the internet and received the 2010 “Premio Revista de Letras” for Best Blog. “Exhibit 15” first appeared in Spanish in Subterráneos (DVD Ediciones, 2006) and then in the anthology Pequeñas resistencias 5: antología del nuevo cuento español (2001-2010) (Páginas de Espuma, 2010).