Karla Suárez (b. 1969, La Habana) is the author of several novels as well as the short-fiction collections Carroza para actores and Espuma. In 2019 she won the Julio Cortázar award for best Iberoamericano Short Story. In 2007 she was among the thirty-nine young writers chosen as the best from Latin America. She now lives in Lisbon, Portugal, where she coordinates the Cervantes Institute Reading Club and is a professor of creative writing at the Madrid Writers School. Photo by Francesco Gattoni.