Camila Sosa Villada
was born in 1982 in La Falda (Córdoba, Argentina). She is a writer, actress, and singer, and previously earned a living as a sex worker, street vendor, and hourly maid. She holds degrees in communication and theater from the National University of Córdoba. Her play Carnes tolendas, retrato escénico de un travesti
was selected for the 2010 National Theater Festival held in La Plata. Her first novel, Bad Girls
(published as THE QUEENS OF SARMIENTO PARK
in the UK), won the Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro and will be translated into seventeen languages.
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