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Gloria Lise is an Argentine writer, lawyer, professor, and an accomplished musician. She is the author of Con los Pies en el Escenario: Trayectoria del Grupo Arte Dramatico y su Director Salo Lise (2003), a book based on the life of her father, and Viene Clareando (2005), which was chosen by Argentinas National Commission for the Protection of Public Libraries for distribution to the countrys public libraries. Viene Clareando, whose title refers to Atahualpa Yupanquis famous song of the same name, will be published in the United States as Departing at Dawn by The Feminist Press at CUNY in 2009.
Lise was born in the Salta Province of northern Argentina in 1961. After completing her primary and secondary schooling, Lise enrolled in a music conservatory where she studied the piano and cello under some of Argentinas greatest musicians.
Lise was 15 years old when a coup d'etat overthrew Isabel Martinez de Perons government and a military junta took control of Argentina in 1976. The political turmoil of this era inspired her to write her novel Viene Clareando, which focuses on the impact of Argentinas Dirty War on its citizens.
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