Eduardo Halfon (fiction writer; Guatemala) was born in 1971 in Guatemala City. He studied Industrial Engineering in North Carolina State University, and then was Literature Professor at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala. He has published Esto no es una pipa, Saturno (Alfaguara 2003, Punto de Lectura 2007), De cabo roto (Littera Books 2003), El ángel literario (Anagrama 2004, Semifinalist of the Herralde Prize for Novel), Siete minutos de desasosiego (Panamericana Editorial 2007), Clases de hebreo (AMG 2008), Clases de dibujo (AMG 2009, XV Café Bretón y Bodegas Olarra Literary Prize), El boxeador polaco (Pre-Textos 2008) and La pirueta (Pre-Textos 2010, Winner of the José María de Pereda Priza for Short Novel). Parts of his work have been translated into Serbian, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, and English. In 2007 he was named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá.