Daniel Blaustein was born and grew up in Rosario, Argentina. He emigrated to Jerusalem for the first time on June 24, 1987: the exact date on which Lionel Messi was born (also in Rosario). The city undoubtedly gained much with the departure of the former and the arrival of the latter. He received his doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has taught and carried out research in the Literary Section of the Department of Romanic and Latin American Studies for the past sixteen years. He also teaches a course on Latin American fiction at the University of Tel Aviv. He has published two books and numerous articles on literary theory and works by contemporary Latin American authors (including José Donoso, Juan José Saer, Manuel Puig, Hernán Rivera Letelier, Severo Sarduy, Jorge Luis Borges, Martín Kohan, etc.). He has also translated books on Jewish history, collections of modern Hebrew poetry and articles on various different themes (for example a Buddhist reading of Don Quixote) into Spanish. He still lives in Jerusalem.