(Mexico, 1969) Ricardo Cayuela Gally studied Hispanic Literature at UNAM, where he graduated with an honourable mention; he was a fellow of that university’s Institute of Philological Research and has postgraduate studies from Madrid’s Complutense University. He has given courses and conference speeches at numerous centres and organizations in Latin America. He was Editorial Manager at La Jornada Semanal between 1995 and 1997. In 1998 he worked for the Clío publishing house. He was Chief Editor Letras Libres between its foundation in January 1999 and December 2012 and between 2001 and 2006 he was the Editing Manager of this magazine’s Spanish edition. He has worked with Colombia’s Semana, Peru’s Etiqueta Negra and Quórum in Spain, as well as for various Mexico City-based supplements and magazines: Unomásuno’s Sábado, Reforma’s El Ángel, El Universal’s Confabulario, Nexos, Etcétera and Díasiete. He published the Octavio Paz anthology Las palabras y los días (Conaculta-FCE, Mexico, 2008), the book on Mario Vargas Llosa in the Para Entender collection published by Nostra (Mexico, 2008), and the interview compilation La voz de los otros (Barril y Barral, Barcelona, 2009). He also wrote the essay on the Aguascalientes Convention in the book Las dos caras de la historia. Revolución mexicana: el tiempo del caos (Grijalbo, 2010) and is co-author, together with Alejandro Rosas, of El México que nos duele. Crónicas de un país sin rumbo (Planeta, 2011). Furthermore, he has published, together with Yaiza Santos, the text books Literatura 1 and Literatura 2, with Macmillan. Since March 2013 he has been Publications Manager at Conaculta, the national department responsible for books and reading.