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Juan Villoro (b. 1956) has been a professor of literature at Mexico’s National University and a visiting professor at Yale, Princeton, and the Pompeu Fabra University at Barcelona. He has received the Herralde Prize for his novel El testigo (The Witness), the King of Spain Prize for journalism, and the Antonin Artaud Prize for his short-story collection Los culpables (The Guilty Ones). His play Filosofía de vida (Life’s Philosophy) has been performed in Buenos Aires. His novel for juvenile readers, El libro salvaje (The Wild Book), sold more than two million copies in Spanish and has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, and English. He is a columnist for the newspapers Reforma and El Periódico de Catalunya.