Andrés Neuman, the son of emigrant musicians, grew up in Buenos Aires and Granada. He has been a teacher of Latin American literature at the University of Granada. At the age of twenty-two he published his first novel, Bariloche (1999), followed by La vida en las ventanas (2002), Una vez Argentina (2003) and El viajero del siglo, which won the 2009 Alfaguara Prize and the Critics’ Circle Prize in Spain and is translated in ten languages. He is also the author of the story collections El que espera (2000), El ultimo minuto (2001) and Alumbramiento (2006); the collection of aphorisms El equilibrista (2005); the Latin American travel book Cómo viajar sin ver (2010); and Década (2008), his collected poems. He has been awarded the Hiperión Prize for Poetry.