Achy Obejas’s poetry and fiction have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies. Also an award-winning journalist, she worked for more than ten years for the Chicago Tribune writing and reporting about arts and culture. Her articles have appeared in outlets including the Village Voice, Vogue, Playboy, Los Angeles Times, MS, Nerve.com, Latina, Latin Girl, Poz en Español, The Nation, Out, Chicago Reader, The Advocate, Windy City Times, New City, Chicago Reporter, The Catalyst, Chicago Sun-Times, Hispanic, La Raza, and Hispanic Link (a bilingual national syndication service).
Eduardo Halfon was born in 1971 in Guatemala City. He studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and was then Literature Professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala. This year he will publish his tenth book of fiction. He has won the Café Bretón and Bodegas Olarra Literary Prize (Logroño, Spain, 2008), the José María de Perera Prize for Novella (Santander, Spain, 2009), and was Semifinalist for the Herralde Prize for Novel (Barcelona, Spain, 2003). Parts of his work have been translated into Serbian, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, French, and English. In 2007 he was named one of the 39 best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá.