Alberto Chimal is the author of the novels La torre y el jardín, which was shortlisted for the Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize in 2013, Los esclavos and Cartas para Lluvia, as well as fifteen short-story collections, including micro- and Twitter-fiction, and two essay collections. He has won a number of literary prizes in Mexico, such as the San Luis Potosí National Short Story Prize and the Colima National Award for Fiction, and his work has appeared in English in The Kenyon Review, FLURB, Nagari, Asymptote, Latin American Literature Today, and World Literature Today. Some of his short fiction has been anthologized in Best Short Fiction, Flash Fiction International, Three Messages and a Warning, and A Larger Reality. He teaches literature and creative writing, blogs at www.lashistorias.com.mx, tweets at @albertochimal, and has a literary YouTube channel with his wife, writer Raquel Castro, at youtube.com/AlbertoyRaquelMX. They both live in Mexico City.