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Nina Melero is a Spanish writer based in Southeast Asia. She currently coordinates the Spanish Department at the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NUS, Nina taught Translation Studies and Creative Writing at Kingston University and at the University of Westminster in London, where she was living for 10 years. Her publications include academic research as well as fiction. Some of her texts have been nominated for literary prizes (Art Nalón Letras 2007, Planeta Jóvenes Talentos 2005 and 2007).

Her first book, Tenebrario (Alhulia, 2009), a collection of short stories exploring the concept of ‘the Uncanny’, was acclaimed by critics as ‘the first good and honest book of the year’ (El Placer de la Lectura, 2009). The book is currently being translated into English.

Her second book, the novel Ella y el faro, was shortlisted for the National Literary Prize Nadal 2016.