Carmen Laforet (1921-2004) had a profound impact on Spanish literature. Her debut novel,Nada, was awarded the first Premio Nadal in 1944. She is also wrote a collection of short stories and five other novels, includingAl doblar la esquina (Around the Block)andLa mujer nueva (The New Woman), which won Spain's National Prize for Literature in 1955. Edith Grossman is the distinguished translator of works by many other Spanish and Latin American writers, including Miguel de Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Alvaro Mutis. She is the recipient of two Translation of the Year awards from the American Literary Translators Association, and the 2006 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. She lives in New York City. Mario Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's preeminent fiction writers and essayists. His novels includeThe Feast of the Goat, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto, andAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. From the Hardcover edition.Laforet, Carmen is the author of 'Nada', published 2008 under ISBN 9780812975833 and ISBN 0812975839.