Jazmina Barrera was born in Mexico City in 1988. She was a fellow at the Foundation for Mexican Letters. Her book of essays Cuerpo extraño (Foreign Body) was awarded the Latin American Voices prize from Literal Publishing in 2013. She has published her work in various print and digital media, such as Este País, Vice Colombia, El Malpensante, Letras Libres and Tierra Adentro. She has a Master's Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University, which she completed with the support of a Fulbright grant. Her non fiction book, Cuaderno de faros was published in 2017 by Tierra Adentro. She is currently a grantee of the Young Creators program at FONCA. She is the editor and co-founder of Ediciones Antílope. She lives in Mexico City.