Valeria Luiselli


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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa. She is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks (Papeles falsos), and the internationally acclaimed novels Faces in the Crowd (Los ingrávidos) and The Story of My Teeth (La historia de mis dientes). Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and she has written for The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Freeman’s. Her novel The Story of My Teeth won the LA Times Best Book Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. In 2014, she was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's “5 under 35” award.