Patricia Cerda is a Chilean-born, German-based writer. She holds a PhD in history from the Free University of Berlin, where she has lectured in Latin-American history. She has also lectured in intercultural communication at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She has since developed a career as a writer, historian and essayist. Her first book was the short story collection Entre mundos (2013). This was followed by two historical novels: Mestiza (2016) and Rugendas (2016), which have made her a bestselling author in Chile. Her fiction addresses Chile’s cultural memory.