Sara Gallardo was a celebrated and prize-winning Argentinean writer, born in Buenos Aires in 1931. Her first book was published in 1958, and by the time she died in 1988, she had published novels, short stories, children's books, and essays. Written after the death of her second husband, Land of Smoke is the first of her books to be translated into English.
Jessica Sequeira is an American translator. After studying at Harvard and the University of Cambridge, she started translating Latin American writers. Land of Smoke is her first translation for Pushkin Press.