Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa. She is the author of Sidewalks, a book of essays; and two novels, Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth. The latter novel, which was written in installments for workers in a juice factory, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Harlem.
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