Rodrigo Rey Rosa was born in Guatemala in 1958. His novels and story collections, which have been translated into various languages, include The Beggar's Knife (1986); Still Water (1990); Jail of Trees (1991); Let Them Kill Me If... (1996); No Sacred Place (1998); The African Shore (1999); Enchanted Stones (2001); The Train to Travancore (2002); Some Other Zoo (2005); The Stable (2006); Human Material (2009); Severina (2011); The Deaf (2012); and 1986. Complete Stories (2014). Tail of the Dragon (2014) is a compilation of his articles and essays. He has also translated into Spanish works by authors such as Paul Bowles, Norman Lewis, Paul Léautaud, François Augiéras, and Robert Fitterman. In 2004 he was awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature.