Luisa Valenzuela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1938. In 1958, she moved to France and wrote her first novel while living in Paris. In 1979, she moved to the United States and lived in New York for ten years, working as a writer in residence at the Center for Inter-American Relations at NYU and Columbia. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983.
Susan E. Clark is the translator of Esther Tusquets s "Stranded". She lives in New Mexico, where she resides with her Costa Rican husband and six dogs and cats.