Elisa Corona Aguilar is a writer, translator, composer and guitarist. She has an undergraduate degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in English Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from NYU, and she is currently pursuing her music Ph.D in the same university. She was awarded the José Vasconcelos National Prize for young writers for her first book, Friend or Foe. She also published a book on censorship in children´s literature, and an historical essay on the rides of fairs, The Circular Parade (Mexico, CEAPE, 2013) for which she was awarded the 2013 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz International Prize. Her most recent book in Spanish is Doctor Vertigo and the Temptations of Imbalance.