Ana Maria Shua was born in Buenos Aires in 1951 and published her first book at age 16. Since then, she has published over 80 books in a multitude of genres and has won numerous national and international awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship. Her books and short stories have been translated into many languages and published worldwide, and her book Laurita's Loves was made into a movie. She currently lives in Buenos Aires with her husband, photographer Silvio Fabrykant.
Steven J. Stewart (translator)
Steven J. Stewart was awarded a 2005 Literature Fellowship for translation by the National Endowment for the Arts. His book of translations of Spanish poet Rafael Perez Estrada, Devoured by the Moon (Hanging Loose Press, 2004) was a finalist for the 2005 PENN-USA translation award. He presently lives in Rexburg, Idaho.
"Ana María Shua's microfictions reveal oneiric universes, multiform realties, secret worlds with the unlikely coherence of the absurd, the amorphous logic of the imagination. They are characterized by the most unique form of concise language and the omnipresence of humor."
Hanging Loose Press