Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983. She published a book of personal essays entitled False Papers in 2010, and her work has been published in magazines and newspapers such as Letras Libres and the New York Times. Her first novel was Faces in the Crowd. In 2014, she was named one of the “5 under 35” by the National Book Foundation in the US and her most recent novel, The Story of My Teeth, is one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Asymptote, McSweeney’s, and Granta. She has recently completed a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in fourteen languages.