Chloe Aridjis was born in New York and grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico City. After receiving a BA from Harvard, she went on to receive a PhD from Oxford University. She is the author of three novels: Book of Clouds, which won the 2009 Prix du premier roman étranger in France, Asunder and Sea Monsters. She writes for various art journals and was a guest curator at Tate Liverpool. In 2014 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.