Liliana Colanzi was born in Santa Cruz in Bolivia in 1981 and has published three collections of short stories, Permanent Vacation (Vacaciones Permanentes) in 2010, The Wave (La Ola) in 2014 and Our Dead World (Nuestro Mundo Muerto) in 2016. She obtained a doctorate in comparative literature from Cornell University where she now teaches. She won the 2015 Aura Estrada Prize in Mexico and is one of the Bogota 39 best young Latin American writers selection released in 2017. She is the founding publisher of Dum Dum publishing house in Bolivia, an indie focusing on fiction that mixes genres and ‘has a foot in the jungle and another one on Mars’. Her work has been published in The White Review and translated into English, Danish, French and Italian. Her new collection of short stories, You Glow In The Dark (Ustedes Brillan En Lo Oscuro) was submitted exclusively to the prestigious Ribera Del Duero Prize and is now shortlisted (Feb 2022).
She lives in the US.