Santiago Gamboa was born in Bogotá, Colombia. His debut novel, Paginas de Vuelta (1995), established him as one of the most innovative voices in Colombian literature. He has since published seven novels and two collections of short stories. Necropolis, published by Europa in 2012, was the recipient of literary prize La Otra Orilla when first published in Spanish. Gamboa’s journalism appears regularly in El Tiempo (Colombia) and Cromos, and he’s a regular contributor to Radio France International. His short stories have appeared in a number of publications including PEN Atlas.