Juan David Correa was born in Bogotá in 1976. He began working as a cultural journalist at an early age for the newspaper El Espectador from Bogotá after graduating from the University of The Andes with a degree in literature. Not only is he a journalist, but he has also been a correspondent in Paris, France, and columnist for the same newspaper for ten years. He has worked as a cultural manager at Fundalectura, the National Library of Colombia and has served as cultural director of the Bogotá International Book Fair, from the Colombian Chamber of Books. He was the literary director of Grupo Planeta in Colombia (2019-2023) and director (2014-2018) and editor (2005-2009) of the cultural magazine Arcadia. Besides, he has published several books, including the novels Todo pasa pronto and Casi nunca es tarde, and the literary memoir El barro y el silencio, all of them republished by Laguna Libros. He is the current Minister of Culture, Art and Knowledge of Colombia.