Malú Urriola was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1967. Among her many awards, she has won the Pablo Neruda Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her books include: Piedras Rodantes (1988), Dame tu sucio amor (1994),Hija de perra (1998), Nada (2003) and Bracea (2007). Her work has been translated into English, French, and German. She works as a scriptwriter for television and film.