Mónica Maristain is an editor, journalist, and writer. She was born in Argentina and has lived in Mexico for the past 13 years. She has written for numerous national and international publications, including the Argentine magazines Clarín, Página 12 and La Nación, as well as Playboy. In 2010 she contributed to the anthology I’ll Write It Tomorrow: Authors of the 60s, and published Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview and Other Conversations. The interview is included in New Direction’s posthumous publication (Roberto Bolaño) Between Parenthesis. Maristain is the author of the Bolaño biography, El Hijo de Mister Playa: Uma semblanza de Roberto Bolaño.