Alfredo Molano Bravo is a writer, sociologist, and journalist born in Bogotá in 1944. He has published seminal texts on the origins and development of complex social issues in Colombia such as violence, forced displacement, and urgent issues facing the country's rural areas. His books The Dispossessed: Chronicles of the Desterrados of Colombia (Haymarket, 2005) and Loyal Soldiers in the Cocaine Kingdom: Tales of Drugs, Mules, and Gunmen (Columbia University Press, 2004) have been translated into English.
Ezra E. Fitz studied translation at Princeton University under the tutelage of James Irby, C.K. Williams, Jonathan Galassi, and Robert Fagles. Since then, he has focused his attention on current, post-Boom Latin American literature. Fitz has also written a novel of his own—his first—set in the New York neighborhoods of Morningside Heights and Crown Heights.