Yuri Herrera was born in Actopan, México in 1970. He has written three novels, which have been translated into several languages. In 2016, he shared the Best Translated Book Award for Signs Preceding the End of the World (translated by Lisa Dillman). His most recent works include A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire (translated by Lisa Dillman) and the short story collection Diez planetas. He is currently an associate professor at Tulane University in New Orleans.