(Bogotá, 1964) Writer, professor and journalist Mario Mendoza is a Literature graduate from Bogota’s Xavierian University and studied Hispano-American Literature at the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Toledo. He has been a Literature lecturer for more than ten years and has published the novels La ciudad de los umbrales
(1992), Scorpio City
(1998), El viaje del Loco Tafur
(winner of the 2002 Biblioteca Breve Prize), Cobro de sangre
(2004), the story collection La travesía del vidente
(1995 National Literature Prize awarded by Bogota’s Instituto Distrital de Cultura y Turismo), and Una escalera al cielo
(2004). One of the principal concerns of Mendoza’s work is the portrayal Colombia’s capital, Bogota. In 2018 he published Diario del fin del mundo.