Ariel Magnus is an Argentine novelist, descendant of German immigrants. He was born in 1975 in Buenos Aires. Between 1999-2005, he lived in Germany, where he studied Spanish literature and philosophy with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, while working for the chair of Hispanic literature at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Magnus is the author of four novels, and winner of the III Hispanic Contest of Novel La Otra Orilla and of the Ibero-American Short Novel Award Juan de Castellanos. He has also collaborated with magazines in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Germany. His latest book was published in 2014.