Marta López-Luaces was born in A Coruña, Spain, in 1964, and lives in New York. She is a poet, writer and translator. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from New York University (1998). She is a Professor at Montclair State University. She published La Virgen de la Noche (Madrid: Sial, 2009), a collection of short stories that got excellent reviews. Her novel, Los traductores del viento (Madrid-Monterrey, Vaso Roto, 2013) won the International Latino Book Award for Best Fantasy Novel, 2014. Penguin Random House, Ediciones B, Spain published her last novel El Placer de matar a una madre (The pleasure of killing a mother) in 2019. She also published five books of poetry Distancia y destierros (Sgo. de Chile: Red Internacional del Libro, 1998), Las lenguas del viajero (Madrid: Huerga y Fierro, 2005), Los arquitectos del imaginario finalist of the prestigious award Ausiás March was published by Pre-Texto 2011) and Después de la oscuridad (Valencia, Pre-Texto 2016). The Spanish Press Olé will publish her next poetry in book, Talar un nogal in May 2022. A selection of her work was translated into Rumanian and published under the titled Pravalirea focului (Orient-Occident, 2010). Her poetry was also translated into Italian under the title of Accento Magico (San Marco, 2002). She also published two scholarly books, Ese extraño territorio: La representación de la infancia en tres escritoras latinoamericanas (Santiago de Chile: Editorial Cuarto Propio, 2001) translated into English as The Representation of Childhood in Texts of Three Latin American Women Writers. (Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta, 2004) and La poesía y sus máscaras: La representación de los nuevos sujetos democráticos en las obras de poetas argentines, españoles y chilenos. (Lima: Universidad de San Marcos, 2008). She was named Speaker for the Humanities of NYC (2003-05).