Paulina Flores

Paulina Flores

Paulina Flores was born in Chile in 1988. In 2014, she won the Roberto Bolaño Short Story Prize for her story "Qué vergüenza” (Humiliation). Her collection of the same title was published to great acclaim in Chile in 2015 and was an immediate commercial and critical success. She is a laureate of the Chilean Art Critics Circle Prize for Best New Fiction, and when she is not writing, works as a high school teacher.

Megan McDowell has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, including Samanta Schweblin's Man Booker-shortlisted Fever Dream. Her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Paris Review. She lives in Chile.