Michi Strausfeld (1945) is one of the main ambassadors of Hispano-American literature in the German language, and one of the world’s foremost experts in her field. She studied English, French and Spanish and later took a doctorate in Latin American Literature, focussing particularly on new Latin American fiction and the work of Gabriel García Márquez. For 33 years she worked as an editor at Suhrkamp, responsible for the publication in German of important works of Hispano-American literature, adding to its catalogue more than 350 titles. She later spent seven years at the S. Fisher publishing house. In 2009 she received the Orden de Isabel la Católica for her work disseminating Hispanic literature in Germany. In 2012 she was chosen by the Buenos Aires Book Fair as one of the fifty most important people in Latin American culture, and in 2015 she received the Gran Cruz de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio for her work publishing books for children and young people. Her most recent title is Mariposas amarillas y los señores dictadores: América Latina narra su historia (2021).