A writer and a journalist, Antonio Ungar is part of the "Bogotá 39," the group of the 39 best Latin American authors under the age of 39 which came together in 2007. He was born in Bogotá in 1974 and lives there today after having lived in the Colombian Orinoco jungle, England, Mexico, Spain, and Palestine, where he has written articles about Palestine and Israel for Latin American magazines and newspapers. His work as a journalist was awarded the Simón Bolívar Prize in 2006. He has published two short-story collections: Trece circos communes (Norma, 1999) and De ciertos animales tristes (Norma, 2000), and another novel, Zanahorias voladoras (Alfaguara, 2004). His short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies, such as Zoetrope: All-Story's Latin American issue in 2009.