Fernanda Melchor is one of the most powerful voices in Mexican literature, and one worthy of the 2019 Anna Seghers Prize. She is the author of the book about drug-related violence in the state of Veracruz, This Is Not Miami; and four novels, including Hurricane Season (2020), her most famous book, with translations into over 30 languages, and her most recent, Páradais (2021). This book deals with two of the most urgent issues facing Mexico today: gender violence and social inequality. The author takes us to a luxury housing development where two teenagers meet each other at night and during these alcohol-fuelled encounters they share their impossible fantasies. Although they come from very different backgrounds, they both belong to a social context that is both suffocating and violent, and they plan to make their escape with a chilling plan. She will talk about her books This Is Not Miami and Páradais with the writer Julián Herbert.