Lina Meruane

Lina Meruane is one of the most prominent and influential female voices in Chilean contemporary literature. A novelist, essayist, and cultural journalist, she is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared in various anthologies and magazines in Spanish, English, German and French. She won the Anna Seghers Prize, awarded to her by the Akademie der Künste, in Berlin, Germany in 2011 for her entire body of written work, and received the prestigious Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize in 2012 for Seeing Red. She received her PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University, where she currently serves as professor of World and Latin American Literature and Creative Writing.



Seeing Red is outstanding; complex yet graceful, gnarly yet beautiful. The best book I've read this year.Sara Baume
Author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Astonishing... Burns with vigour and urgency
Los Angeles Times

Viscous, repulsive, and beautiful
New Yorker

Stunning... Black and bitter and bloody and beautiful
The Nation

Meruane is one of the one or two greats in the new generation of Chilean writers who promise to have it all
Roberto Bolaño

A novel of genius and disturbing intelligence
Enrique Vila-Matas

What I really admired in Seeing Red is Meruane's equal commitment to strong, spare prose and the moral messiness of suffering and loss in a place of safety. She refuses to make a neat or easy story, stays true to the uncomfortably arbitrary nature of sickness and sorrow, denies her narrator and therefore her reader the comforts of heroism while insisting on the redemptive possibilities of literary form.Sarah Moss
Author of 'The Tidal Zone'