Alia Trabucco Zerán
Alia Trabucco Zerán was born in Chile in 1983. She was awarded a Fullbright scholarship for a Masters in Creative Writing at New York University, where she wrote her debut novel La Resta (The Remainder). La Resta won the prize for Best Unpublished Literary Work awarded by the Consejo Nacional del Libro de Chile, and on publication was chosen by El Pais as one of its top ten debuts of 2015. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker International 2018 and is being translated into seven languages. She recently completed a PhD at University College London. Her second book is Las Homicidas (When Women Kill), a feminist account of iconic cases of Chilean female murderers and how they were judged for their gender transgression. It will be published in English in 2022 by And Other Stories in the UK and Coffee House Press in the US, in a translation by Sophie Hughes.
She lives in Santiago and London.