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Lina Meruane is an award-winning Chilean writer and scholar teaching at New York University. Since 1998, she has authored a short-story collection, a play and five novels. Sangre en el ojo, was awarded the prestigious Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize (Mexico 2012), as well as the Premio Valle Inclan Prize (UK 2019) for Megan MacDowell´s translation into English (Seeing red). Meruane has also received the Anna Seghers Prize (Berlin 2011) and Calamo Prize (Spain 2016), as well as literary fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (US 2004), the National Endowment for the Arts (US 2010) and the DAAD Artists in Berlin Program (Germany 2017). Her nonfiction writing includes an essay book Viral Voyages (Palgrave McMillan, 2014), a literary piece on her Palestinian origins, Volverse Palestina (Becoming Palestine, 2014) and a short essay book called Contra los hijos (Against children, 2014).