Born in Honduras and raised in El Salvador, Horacio Castellanos Moya is the author of ten novels. He worked twelve years as a journalist in Mexico and has lived in Costa Rica, Canada, Guatemala, Spain and Germany (the latest under the auspices of the Frankfurt International Book Fair). He became famous in 1997 with the publication of his novel El asco [“Revulsion”], because of which he was forced into exile. In 2007, he came to the US as writer-in-residence of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, and he now teaches on the permanent faculty of The University of Iowa. His work has been translated into a dozen languages; four works have been translated into English, his most recent being Tyrant Memory.