Mario Satz (Buenos Aires, 1944) is a philologist, essayist, poet, novelist and translator. After completing secondary school in Argentina, he travelled widely in South America, the United States and Europe. Between 1970 and 1973 he lived in Jerusalem where he studied the Kabbalah, the Bible, anthropology and the history of the Middle East. In 1977, the Italian Government awarded him a scholarship to study the work of the Renaissance humanist Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Mario Satz writes on a regular basis for numerous Spanish and American magazines and has published several essays, poetry collections and novels.