Yuri Herrera was born in Actopan, Mexico, in 1970. He studied politics in Mexico, creative writing in El Paso, and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, won the 2016 Best Translated Book Award after publishing to great critical acclaim in 2015, when it featured on many best of year lists. His second novel, The Transmigration of Bodies, was published in 2016 to further acclaim. Kingdom Cons is published in June 2017 and available to buy or order in all good bookstores. Hererra is currently teaching at the University of Tulane in New Orleans.