Ana Maria Matute

Ana Maria Matute was born in Barcelona in 1926 and has published ten novels, ten collections of short stories and essays, and eight children's books. She has won nearly all of Spain's major literary prizes--among them, the prestigious Cafe Gijon award for Celebration--and her works have been translated into twenty-three different languages. Phoebe Ann Porter is coeditor, with Hector Medina, of "Exploraciones imaginativas: Quince cuentos hispano-americanos,"