Claudia Salazar Jiménez was born in Lima in 1976. She studied literature at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and holds a PhD in Latin American Literature from NYU. She is the editor of two anthologies, Voces para Lilith (2011), and Escribir en Nueva York. Antología de narradores hispanoamericanos (2014). Her short fiction has been published in several anthologies and journals. In 2013, she published her first novel, La sangre de la aurora, which was awarded the prestigious Premio Las Américas in 2014. She currently lives in New York City.