Fernanda Melchor is a Mexican writer. She was born in Veracruz in 1982. She is the author of the novel Falsa liebre (2013) and the chronicle book Aquí no es Miami (2013). She is a journalist graduated from the University of Veracruz and a teacher in Aesthetics and Art from the Autonomous University of Puebla. Some of her stories and articles have been published in journals such as Replicante, Letras Libres, GQ and Vice, as well as in the anthology Mexico 20. New Voices, Old traditions (Pushkin press, 2015). In 2013 she was recognized by the magazine La tempestad as the emerging writer of the year in the Mexican literary scene, and in 2015 by the Conaculta, the Hay Festival and the British Council as one of the most outstanding under forty-year-old writers in her country. Best known for her novel “Hurricane Season” for which she won the Anna Seghers Award and a place in the long list for the International Booker Prize.