Emiliano Monge (Mexico, 1978) is a political scientist and writer. He has published the book of short stories Arrastrar esa sombra (2008), short-listed for the Antonin Artaud Prize; the novels El cielo árido (2012), winner of the XXVIII Jaen Novel Prize and of the Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos Prize and Las tierras arrasadas, winner of the Elena Poniatowska Iberoamerican Novel Prize, as well as the children book Los insectos invisibles (2013). Some of his short-stories have appeared in the anthologies Lo desorden (Alfaguara, 2013) and Mexico20, New Voices, Old Traditions (2015). In 2011 he was recognized by the Guadalajara International Book Fair as one of the 25 most important writers in Latin America, and in 2017 was selected as one of the 39 best Latin American writers under 39 by the Hay Festival in Bogotá. His works have been translated into several languages. He lives in Mexico City.