Carlos Wynter Melo was born in Panama City in 1971. In 2017, his novel Las impuras (The Impure) was a finalist for the Association of Carribean Writers Prize. His work has previously been recognized at the Guadalajara Book Fair, the Hay Festival, the Bogotá Cultural Secretary, the National Cultural Institute of Panama, UNESCO, and other organizations. His books include the works of fiction Ojos para ver una invasión (Piedra Santa 2015), Mujeres que desaparecen (URUK editores 2016), and El escapista y otras reapariciones (Panamericana 2007), and an essay collection entitled Panamá. El dique, el agua y los papeles. He is director of FUGA publishing house and LITES, an initiative at the intersection of literature and technology. In 2012, his short story “Boxeador” appeared in the Open Letter anthology The Future is Ours, in a translation by Janet Hendrickson.