Cristina Rivera Garza is an author, translator, and critic. Her recent publications include, The Iliac Crest, trans. Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press, 2017); The Taiga Syndrome, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana (Dorothy Project, 2018; And Other Stories, 2019), and Había mucha neblina o humo o no sé qué (Random House, 2016). She is a distinguished professor and founder of the PhD in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston.