Angra dos Reis, Brasil, 1981
Mariana Torres has lived in roughly thirty homes, across more than ten cities. The daughter of Argentinian parents, Torres lived sporadically in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Angra dos Reis, where she was born, until her family moved to Spain when she was six years old.
Though she began writing at an early age, attending the Taller de Escritura de Madrid creative writing workshop in 2001 jump-started her career. She studied screenwriting at the Escuela de Cine de Madrid film school and then went on to direct the short film Rascacielos [Skyscrapers] (2009).
“Each story is told from within that youthful forest that we all have inside, that place of longing, loss and revelation”
"Vivid, claustrophobic, playful and marvelous.”
“A symbolic and incredibly mature treasure of a book. With her debut collection, Mariana Torres rightfully joins the ranks of the world’s most adept story-tellers”
Named as One of the 39 best Latin American authors under the age of 39
by the Hay Festival in Bogotá