Ariel Dorfman, a Chilean-American author, has prizewinning books published in over fifty languages and plays performed in over one hundred countries. His works include Death and the Maiden, Purgatorio, Konfidenz, and Heading South, Looking North. He writes regularly for the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, The Nation and The Guardian. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Harper’s. His newest novel is The Suicide Museum. He and his wife Angélica divide their time between Chile and North Carolina, where he is a Duke University Distinguished Emeritus Professor.