Author(s): Laia Jufresa; Sophie Hughes (Translator)
Shortlisted for the Best Translated Fiction Book Award, 2017
'A wonderfully surprising novel, powered by wit, exuberance and nostalgia.' Chloe Aridjis, author of Book of Clouds and Asunder 'Ms Jufresa: Where the f*#! did you learn to tell a story so well?' Alvaro Enrigue, author of Sudden Death
Laia Jufresa was born in Mexico City, grew up in the cloud forest of Veracruz, and spent her adolescence in Paris. In 2001, she returned to Mexico City and discovered she didn't know how to cross a street. She's been writing fiction ever since. Laia's work has been featured in several anthologies and magazines such as Letras Libres, Pen Atlas, Words Without Borders and McSweeney's, and she was named one of the most outstanding young writers in Mexico as part of the project Mexico20. In 2015 she was invited by the British Council to be the first ever International Writer in Residence at the Hay Festival of Literature. She currently lives in Cologne, Germany. Sophie Hughes is a literary translator and editor living in Mexico City.