Alaíde Ventura Medina (Xalapa, 1985) is a Mexican anthropologist, writer and editor. She studied Anthropology at the Universidad Veracruzana and the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is currently attending a MA in Spanish Language Creative Writing at the Houston University. In 2018 Ventura’s debut won the Gran Angular Young Adult Literature Award with the novel Como caracol. In 2019 the novel Entre los rotos won the Premio Mauricio Achar-Random House, published in Mexico, Spain and in Italian, Greek and Arabic. Autofagia is her new novel m published by Penguin Random House at the end of 2023.