Karla Suárez was born in Havana in 1969. After publishing her first short stories book, Espuma, in Letras Cubanas, in 1999 she was awarded with the Lengua de Trapo prize for her novel Silencios, translated into several languages. After another short stories book, Carroza para actores, she published her second novel in 2005, La viajera, and in 2007 she was included in the group “Bogotá 39”. Habana, año cero (2011), her last novel, obtained in France the prize Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde and the Grand Prize of the Insular Book.