Ana María Shua was born in Buenos Aires in 1951. She is an author of novels, short stories, and minifiction. Among other distinctions, she was awarded the Premio Nacional of Argentina, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Konex de Platino prize, and the Premio Internacional Arreola in Mexico. Her most recent novel is Hija, and her latest published book is La guerra, a collection of microstories. Parts of her work have been translated to fifteen languages.