Laura Casielles (Pola de Siero, Asturias, 1986) is a journalist and the author of the following collection of poetry: Soldado que huye (Hesperya, 2008), Los idiomas comunes (Hiperión 2010; in 2011 awarded with the 8th Prize “Antonio Carvajal” for Young Poetry and National Prize “Miguel Hernández” for Young Poetry given by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport), Las señales que hacemos en los mapas (Libros de la Herida, collection “Poetry in Resistance”, 2014, edited also with an aid of INJUVE, the Spanish National Youth Institute) and Breve historia de algunas cosas (Ediciones del 4 de agosto, 2017). In 2007, she was awarded with “La Voz + Joven” from Caja Madrid and La Casa Encendida and, in 2009, she obtained the Prize for Young Latin Art for the category of “Poetry”. Her work has been included in several anthologies and collective books, translated into other languages and has appeared on international magazines and newspapers. Being also a literary translator of French, she holds a BA in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and a BA in Philosophy from UNED; her MA is on Contemporary Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She currently resides in Madrid.