María Fernanda Ampuero is a writer and a journalist. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1976, and studied literature. She has published articles in newspapers and magazines around the world, Internazionale (Italy), Samuel (Brazil), Piauí (Brazil), Quimera (Spain), Frontera D (Spain), Anfibia (Argentina), Gatopardo (Mexico), Soho (Ecuador/Colombia), Mundo Diners (Ecuador). She has published two non-fiction books and her stories were published in various anthologies. Ampuero is the editor of the short-story section in the cultural supplement of the Spanish newspaper ABC and teaches journalism in the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. In 2012 she was selected as one of the 100 most influential Latin-Americans in Spain, where she resides since 2005.