Andrea Chapela (Mexico City, 1990) has a degree in chemistry from the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and an MFA in Spanish Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of a fantasy YA series, two books of short stories, and a book of essays. She is part of Mexicona, the Mexicanx Initiative and a member of the 2017 class of Clarion West. In English translation, her publications include poems in The Brooklyn Rail InTranslation, an essay in Tupelo Quarterly, and short stories in Lightspeed and Samovar. Andrea was named one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists in 2021. She lives in Mexico City with her cat Pandemia. Her essay collection The Visible Unseen is forthcoming with Restless Books in the Fall of 2022.