María Ospina was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She’s an Associate Professor of Latin American culture at Wesleyan University. Her first book of fiction, the short story collection Azares del cuerpo (2017), was published in Colombia, Chile, and Spain, and was translated into Italian and English (Variations on the Body, Coffee House Press, 2021). Her stories have appeared in Colombian anthologies and in literary magazines that include Revista PenÚltima, The Literary Review, The Harvard Review, and 128Lit. She is also the author of the book El rompecabezas de la memoria: Literatura, cine y testimonio de fin de siglo en Colombia, which examines Colombian cultural production of the past two decades in light of legacies of violence and war. Solo un poco aquí (Random House, 2023) is her first novel.