Eduardo Halfon moved from Guatemala to the United States at the age of ten and attended school in South Florida and North Carolina. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Roger Caillois Prize, and José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. He is the author of fourteen books published in Spanish and three novels published in English: Mourning; Monastery, longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award; and The Polish Boxer, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Halfon frequently travels to Guatemala and is currently a visiting professor in creative writing at the University of Iowa. Mourning is a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize.