Carlos Yushimito has published the story collections El mago (The Wizard, 2004), Las islas (The Islands, 2006), Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Lessons for a Child Who is Late, 2011) and Los bosques tienen sus propias puertas (Forests Have Their Own Doors, 2013). 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 the British magazine Granta as one of the best Spanish language authors under the age of 35. Included in anthologies across nine countries, several of his stories have been translated into English, Portuguese, Italian, and French and have been published in international magazines such as Granta, The Asian American Literary Review (AALR), Revista de la Universidad de México, Hueso Húmero, and Review: Literature and Arts of the America. He earned his PhD in Hispanic Studies at Brown University and is currently a visiting professor at the University of California, Riverside.
Valerie Miles is an American writer, translator, and editor living in Barcelona, Spain. She was the editorial director of Emecé Editores and associate director of Alfaguara, and for several years oversaw the New York Review Books classics collection in Spanish. In 2003 she founded Granta magazine's Spanish language project together with Aurelio Major and saw the publication of their highly celebrated Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists issue in 2010. Her articles and stories have appeared in The New York Times, El País, La Vanguardia, and in magazines such as the Paris Review, Harper's and Granta, among others. She curated the first exhibition dedicated to Roberto Bolaño's archives for the CCCB in Barcelona, and is a professor in the postgraduate program of Literary Translation in the Pompeu i Fabra University. Her first book, A Thousand Forests in One Acorn, was published by Open Letter in 2014. She is working on her second.