Horacio Castellanos Moya (Issue 1) is a writer and a journalist from El Salvador. For two decades he worked as the editor of news agencies, magazines, and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala, and his own country. He has published eleven novels, five short story collections, and two books of essays. His novels have been translated into twelve languages; four of them (Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes and Tyrant Memory) are available in English. He was granted residencies in a program supported by the Frankfurt International Book Fair (2004-2006) and in the City of Asylum program in Pittsburgh (2006-2008). He has taught in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2009, he was guest researcher at the University of Tokyo with a fellowship granted by the Japan Foundation. Since 2011, he has been teaching in the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing program at the University of Iowa.