Marina Closs was born in Misiones, North-Eastern Argentina, in 1990. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. Closs published the storybooks La doncella aguja (The Needle Maiden, 2013), and El violin a vapor (The Steam Violin, 2016) and a fantastic variation on the life of Jesus called El pequeño sudario (The Little Shroud, 2014). In 2018, Closs won the Premio del Fondo Nacional de las Artes for Tres truenos (Three Thunders) awarded by a jury composed of Selva Amada, Luis Sagasti and Florencia Abbate.