Luisa Futoransky was born in Buenos Aires in 1939. Between 1965 and 1968, she studied Anglo-Saxon Poetry with Jorge Luis Borges in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Buenos Aires where she also gained her law degree. Years earlier she had studied music at the Conservatorio Municipal in Buenos Aires under the direction of Cátulo Castillo (1953-1961). In 1970 she undertook her journey around the world that started with a scholarship at the University of Iowa, and thereafter, to Rome, Italy, where she studied contemporary poetry at the University of Rome and the Accademia Chighiana-Siena. In 1981 she settled in France, since 1989 she holds the post of lecturer at the Centre Pompidou, and since 1995 as an editor of the Agence France Presse. She currently lives in Paris.
Luisa Futoransky's work merited several awards and distinctions, among which are three poetry prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (France, 1990) and various awards in Spain, Argentina and France. In 1991 she received the Guggenheim Fellowship (USA) and 1993 of the Centre National des Lettres (France). Recently, she has collaborated in various literary and journalistic media ("Ars", "L'Ane", "Página/30", "Página/12", "Clarín", "The Unesco Courier", "World Fiction", "Hispamérica", "Basel Zeitung", among others), and has also been commissioned to work for Radio France, the French Ministry of Culture and Radio Euskadi (Spain), of which she is correspondent since 1986. Some of her titles are: Urracas, De Pe a Pa (o de Pekín a París), Son cuentos chinos, Lunas de miel or several collections of poetry.