Writer and Journalist, ABC
Karina Sainz Borgo was born in Caracas in 1982, right before the Tacoa disaster. She works as a journalist specialising in cultural issues, although she writes all the time. She has published books on journalism titled Caracas hip-hop (Caracas, 2007) and Trafico y Guaire. El Pais y sus Intellectuales (Caracas, 2007), and writes a blog called Crónicas Barbitúricas. Her first novel, The Spanish Woman's Daughter (Lumen, 2019), acclaimed by critics and readers and translated and sold in thirty countries, was a finalist of the LiBeraturpreis and won the Grand Prix de l’Heroïne Madame Figaro. She is also the author of El Tercer País (Lumen, 2021). Her latest work is La isla del doctor Schubert.