Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico and lives in New York. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks, both translated to multiple languages and published in 2014 by Coffee House Press. Her most recent novel isThe Story of My Teeth (Coffee House Press 2015). Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, and McSweeney’s, among other places. In 2014 she was the recipient of the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award.