Keila Vall de la Ville

Keila Vall de la Ville

is a New York-based Venezuelan author. Her novel Los días animales (2016) received the International Latino Book Award for Best Novel 2018. She is the author of the short story collections Ana no duerme y otros cuentos (2007), fiction finalist in the Concurso de Cuentos Monte Ávila Editores 2006, and Enero es el mes más largo (2021). She has published the poetry collection Viaje legado (2016) and edited the bilingual anthology Between the Breath and the Abyss: Poetics on Beauty (2021), a compilation of essays and poems by thirty-three contemporary poets on the subject of beauty. Her books De cuando Corre Lola Corre dejó sin aire a Murakami, and des / encanto will be published in late 2021. She has a BA in Anthropology (UCV), an MA in Political Science (USB), an MFA in Creative Writing (NYU), and an MA in Hispanic Cultural Studies (Columbia University). She is the mother of two boys and rock-climbing has been part of her life for twenty-five years; she won a silver medal at the Pan-American Climbing Championship in 1996.