Laia Jufresa is a Mexican writer. She was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in Veracruz and in Paris. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Sorbonne. Jufresa has published a short story collection and a novel, Umami, which has been translated into five languages. It was also chosen as the best first novel in Spanish at the 2016 Festival in Chambéry, France, and won the PEN Translates Award. Her stories were published in various anthologies and magazines, such as Letras Libres, Pen Atlas, Words Without Borders, and McSweeny’s.