Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and now lives in New York. She is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, the latter of which won the 2016 LA Times Book Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Sidewalks and the essay Tell Me How It Ends, which won the American Book Award in 2018. Her most recent novel, Lost Children Archive, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, is her first to be written in English. She is widely published internationally. She judged the Pen America Literary Award in 2019 and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2016.