Andrés Neuman was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he spent his childhood. Son of emigrant musicians, he lives in Granada, Spain. He has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, where he taught Spanish- American literature. Neuman was included on the Bogotá-39 list of the most outstanding young Latin American authors. Later he was selected by the British literary magazine Granta as one of the best young Spanish-language novelists. At the age of twenty-two he published his first novel, Bariloche (1999, paperback edition 2008), which was honored as First Finalist for the Herralde Prize and was named one of the top ten novels of the year by the national newspaper El Mundo. He then published the novels La vida en las ventanas (Life in the Windows, 2002) and the autobiographical Una vez Argentina (Once Argentina, 2003), which was also First Finalist for the Herralde Prize competition. His fourth novel, El viajero del siglo (Traveler of the Century, 2009), won the Alfaguara Prize, was selected as one of the five best novels of the year in Spanish by the critics of El País and El Mundo, and received the prestigious 2010 National Critics Prize, organized annually by the Spanish Literary Critics Association. It will be published soon in English (by Pushkin Press), as well as in France, Italy, Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, Egypt, Portugal, and Slovenia. He has also published three books of short stories: El que espera (He Who Waits, 2000), El último minuto (The Last Minute, 2001, new edition 2007) and Alumbramiento (Birth, 2006); six books of poems, all of them later collected in the volume Década. Poesía 1997–2007; a book of aphorisms, El equilibrista (The tightrope walker, 2005); and a travel book about Latin America, Cómo viajar sin ver (How to travel without seeing, 2010). His Web site is www.andresneuman.com.