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Sergio Missana is the author of the novels El invasor (The Invader, 1997); Movimiento falso (False Movement, 2000), shortlisted for the Rómulo Gallegos International Prize in 2001; La calma (The Calm, 2005); El día de los muertos (The Day of the Dead, 2007); Las muertes paralelas (2010), published in 2021 in English as The Transentients, translation by Jessica Powell; El discípulo (The Disciple, 2014); and Entremuros (Ghost Town, 2019). He has published the essays La máquina de pensar de Borges (Borges's Thinking Machine, 2003), La distracción (Distraction, 2015) and Última salida: Las humanidades y la crisis climática (Last Exit: The Humanities and the Climate Crisis, 2021). In collaboration with photographer Ramsay Turnbull, he published a collection of travel chronicles, Lugares de paso (Passing Through, 2012).
He co-authored (with his daughters Maya and Sofia Missana) five children's books. Sergio Missana holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Chile and an MA and PhD in Spanish from Stanford University. He is a professor of Latin American Literature at the Stanford University Bing Overseas Studies Program in Santiago, Chile, and serves as executive director of the Climate Parliament, a global environmental NGO.