Yuri Herrera (Actopan, México, 1970) received his BA in political science at UNAM, his MFA in creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, and his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. His novel Trabajos del reino won the Premio Binacional de Novela Joven 2003 and received the Otras Voces, Otros Ambitos” prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008, and has been translated to French, German, Dutch, and Italian. His second novel, Señales que precederán al fin del mundo, was a finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos Prize and is being translated into several languages. In 2013 he published La transmigración de los cuerpos. He has taught literary theory, creative writing, and Latin American literature at the Universidad Iberoamericana and at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is currently an associate professor at Tulane University in New Orleans.