Mercedes Cebrián (b. 1971, Madrid, Spain) has published narrative, essays, and poetry. Her book La nueva taxidermia (Mondadori, 2011) was a finalist for the Tigre Juan Prize in 2012. Her most recent collection of poems is Malgastar (La Bella Varsovia, 2016). Cebrián is a regular contributor to Viajero and Babelia, cultural supplements to Spain's El País newspaper. She has translated into Spanish works by Georges Perec, Alan Sillitoe, and Miranda July, among other authors. She received a grant to study literature from the Academia de España en Roma (Academy of Spain in Rome) and has been author in residence at the Civitella Ranieri Center, the Fondazione Santa Maddalena and Fundación MALBA in Buenos Aires. She has a Master’s degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.