Valeria Luiselli was born in 1983 in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa, South Korea, India, before moving to the United States. She has contributed as a writer
to “The New York Times”, “The New Yorker”, “Granta”, “McSweeney’s”, “Letras Libres”, “Etiqueta Negra” and “Internazionale”.
In 2010 she published
the book of essays and reports Sidewalks, a sort of a literary promenade through different real and imaginary spaces, through the hidden meanings of themes and words. Her debut novel, Faces in
the Crowd (2012), won the Los Angeles Times
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and has been translated into over twenty languages. Her most recent novel, The Story of My Teeth, was
a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Best Translated Book Award, and won
the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction, and the Azul Price in Canada. In 2014, Luiselli was the recipient of the National Book Foundation 5 under 35 award. She currently lives in New York, where she teaches literature
and creative writing and regularly participates to
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼multidisciplinary projects on ballet, theater and arts.