Valerie Miles is an American writer, translator, and editor living in Barcelona, Spain. She was the editorial director of Emecé Editores and associate director of Alfaguara before launching Duomo ediciones in 2008, where she also oversaw the New York Review of Books classics collection in Spanish. In 2003 she founded Granta magazine's Spanish language project together with Aurelio Major and saw the publication of their highly celebrated Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists issue in 2010. Her articles and stories have been published in La Vanguardia, ABCD, and in magazines such as the Paris Review, Harper's and Granta, among others. She is a professor in the postgraduate program of Literary Translation in the Pompeu i Fabra University and has translated for Granta, New Directions, and many other publishers. Recently, she has published a book of conversations with the most important writers in the Spanish language (Javier Marías, Mario Vargas Llosa, Enrique Vila-Matas, Carlos Fuentes, Ana María Matute, Juan Goytisolo, etc.), Mil bosques en una bellota, asking each of them what they consider their very best pages of a lifetime of writing. It will be published in English by Open Letter in 2013.