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Gabriela Alemán, a writer based in Quito, Ecuador, has played professional basketball in Switzerland and Paraguay and has worked as a waitress, administrator, translator, radio scriptwriter, and film studies professor. She received a PhD at Tulane University and holds an MA in Latin American literature from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She received a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and was included in Bogota39, a 2007 selection of the most important up-and-coming writers in Latin America in the post-Boom generation. She was one of five finalists for the 2015 Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia) for her story collection La muerte silba un blues and has won several prizes for critical essays on literature and film. Her other books include the short-story collections Maldito corazón, Zoom, Fuga permanente, and Álbum de familia; and the novels Body Time, Poso Wells, and Humo. Her stories have appeared in anthologies in French, English, Chinese, Hebrew, and Serbo-Croatian. Poso Wells is her first full-length work to appear in English.