He is a well-known writer in Spanish. Currently he is Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, at New York University. His published work includes novels, essays and short stories. Many of his novels are translated into several languages. He has received a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2007 and from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2000; in 2014 he received the 2nd National Literature Award (Argentina) for Modo linterna. His books translated to English, include, My Two Worlds, The Planets and The Dark.