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 Ph.D 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 ámbitos prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008, and has been translated into English, French, German, and Italian. His second novel, Señales que precederán al fin del mundo was finalist of the Rómulo Gallegos Prize and is going to be translated into several languages. 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 a visiting professor at the University of Tulane.