Born in Seville in 1978, she graduated in History of Art from the University of Seville and has a doctorate in Philology from the State University of New York. She has worked in the Instituto Cervantes in Lyon, as a professor in the State University of New York (Stony Brook) and in New York University. She lives in the United States.
She has published two books of stories, Criaturas abisales (Los libros del Lince, 2011) and Leche (Los libros del Lince 2013), as well as the novels Yoro (Los libros del Lince, 2015), for which she won the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize and Don Quijote de Manhattan (Los libros del Lince, 2016).
In 2019 Anagrama published her novel Seis formas de morir en Texas, which dealt with international organ trafficking. The novel is being translated into Portuguese and Italian.