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Fernanda Melchor (Veracruz, 1982) is an author recognized for her literary and journalistic works. In 2017 she published her novel Hurricane Season, which has accumulated various awards and accolades, including being part of the shortlist for the 2020 International Booker Prize. Melchor also received the PEN Mexico Award for Literary and Journalistic Excellence and, in 2019, Germany’s International Literature Prize for Hurricane Season. Other works of hers include: Aquí no es Miami (2013), Falsa Liebre (2013), and Páradais (2021). Recently, Melchor formed part of the writing team involved in the new series Somos, now available to stream online.