Pola Oloixarac was born in Buenos Aires. She is one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-language Novelists. She was awarded the 2021 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award and is an Eccles fellow at the British Library. Oloixarac is a regular contributor to The New York Times, El País and La Nación, and her fiction has appeared in Granta, n+1, the White Review and Freeman's. She lives in Barcelona.