Joao Almino is the author of five novels, of which The Five Seasons of Love and The Book of Emotions are available in English translation. He has taught at Berkeley, Stanford, the Autonomous National University of Mexico, and the University of Brasilia.
A. G. Porta was born in Barcelona in 1954. He gained prominence in the Spanish literary world when he won the Ambito Literario de Narrativa Prize in 1984 for a novel written with Roberto Bolano. After a silence of over ten years-which Bolano claimed that Porta spent reading and rereading Joyce-he began publishing novels to widespread critical acclaim.