Slavko Zupcic, a psychiatrist, occupational physician, and writer, was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1970. He has published three collections of stories—Dragi Sol (Dragi Sun), 1989; Vinko Spolovtiva, ¿quién te mató? (Vinko Spolovtiva, Who Killed You?), 1990; and 583104: Pizzas Pizzas Pizzas, 1995—the novel for children Giuliana Labolita: el caso de Pepe Toledo (Giuliana Labolita: The Case of Pepe Toledo), 2006; and Tres novelas (Three Novels), 2006. He lives in Valencia, Spain. "Réquiem" belongs to the as-yet unpublished collection Médicos taxistas.