CARLOS YUSHIMITO was born in Lima, Peru, in 1977. In 2008 he was chosen as one of the best young writers in Latin America by Casa de las Americas and the Centro Onelio Cardoso de Cuba; and in 2010, by Granta as one of the Best Young Spanish Language Novelists. He recently joined the University of California, Riverside, faculty after receiving a PhD from Brown University. VALERIE MILES is an American writer, editor, and translator who lives in Barcelona. In 2003, she co-founded Granta en espanol. She writes and reviews for the New York Times, The Paris Review, El Pais, La Nacion, La Vanguardia, and el ABC, among others.