Mónica Lavín (b. 1955, Mexico City) is the author of over thirty novels, short fiction, and essay collections. She is winner of the Gilberto Owen Premio Nacional de Literatura; Premio Narrativa de Colima; and the Premio Iberoamericano de Novela Elena Poniatowska and was a finalist for the Vargas Llosa Novel Award. She is also a biographical screenwriter and journalist who has written many science and food essays. Her latest novel is Últimos días de mis padres (2022).