Rodrigo BLANCO CALDERÓN (Venezuela)
After graduating in Literature from the Central University of Venezuela, he studied for a Masters in Literary Studies at the same institution. He won first place in the Third Student Literary Competition with a Mariano Picón Salas narrative commendation and a special commendation in the SACVEN National Short Story Competition, in its third and fourth editions. He is also the winner of the Competition for Unpublished Authors run by Monte Ávila Publishing, with a narrative commendation in 2005, for the book Una larga fila de hombres, published the same year.
He has been selected to participate in the New Hispanoamerican Short Story Anthology, organised by the Latin Union, to be published shortly. He has contributed to various national publications such as Papel Literario, Conciencia activa, Puntal, Lector urbano and Ficción Breve. He is currently teaching in the Literature Department at UCV (Central University of Venezuela).