Claudia Hernández

Claudia Hernández is an author hailing from El Salvador. She is widely regarded as among the preeminent living Salvadoran writers. Many of her stories concern the grotesque elements of life during and after the civil war. Mexican author Yuri Herrera (who has called Claudia Hernández “one of our language’s greatest writers”) says, “Claudia Hernández’s writing is the controlled breathing of someone who knows that memory is just another battleground. Claudia Hernández, like her protagonists—women who are clear-eyed and tough—knows how to traverse them.”