Valeria LUISELLI (México)

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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. Her first book of essays was Papeles falsos (Sexto Piso, 2010) and her first novel was Los Ingrávidos, originally published by Sexto Piso in 2011. Both works have been published in English by Coffee House Press in the United States and Granta in the United Kingdom (as Sidewalks and Faces in the Crowd respectively). In 2014 the US National Book Foundation listed her as one of their 5 under 35, one of the five best authors under 35 in the United States. The Story of My Teeth was one of the 100 best books of 2015, as listed by The New York Times, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction in 2016, and was selected for the 2017 Impac Prize. Her essay Los niños perdidos was published in 2016. She has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and currently lectures in Romance Language and Literate at Hofstra University. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Freeman’s, El País and Harper’s. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She will be on the jury of the 2017 US National Book Awards and her latest novel, Lost Children Archives, written in English, will be published by Knop in the United States.

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