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Alberto Salcedo Ramos. Barranquilla, Colombia, 1963. Journalist and writer, author of numerous nonfiction books, including La eterna parranda and El oro y la oscuridad (both published by Aguilar). He is a teacher at the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano and has run crónica workshops in several countries. His work has been included in numerous anthologies, including Mejor que ficción (Anagrama) and Antología latinoamericana de crónica actual (Alfaguara). He has been awarded the Inter American Press Association Prize for Excellency (twice), the Ortega y Gasset Prize for Journalism, the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize (five times) and the King of Spain’s International Journalism Prize, among other distinctions. His crónicas have been translated into English, German, French, and Italian.