Cristina Peri Rossi was born in Uruguay in 1941. At the age of 31, her political activism prompted her to flee to Spain, where she has since remained. The author of twenty books—including Dostoevsky’s Last Night and A Forbidden Passion—Peri Rossi was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim grant for fiction in 1994 and the City of Barcelona Prize for the best book of Spanish poetry in 1991. Her works have been translated into a dozen languages.
Robert S. Rudder is author of The Literature of Spain in English Translation: A Biography. Gloria Arjona has previously translated two books with Rudder, Nazarin and City of Kings.