Emiliano Monge is a Mexican writer and political scientist. He was born in 1978 in Mexico City and studied political science at the UNAM, where he worked as a university professor until he moved to Barcelona. Monge has published two short story collections, Arrastrar esa sombra (2008), finalist of the Antonin Artaud Prize, and La superficie más honda, as well as two novels, Morirse de memoria (2010), finalist of the Antonin Artaud Prize and winner of the Jaén Prize for novel, and Las tierras arrasadas. He writes for several magazines and newspapers, among them El País, Letras Libres, Reforma and Gatopardo. In 2011, Monge was selected by the Guadalajara International Book Fair to the list of “The 25 best kept secrets of Latin America”.