(Jalisco, 1976) Author of El buscador de cabezas (2006), named by the newspaper Reforma as the best Mexican debut novel of the year, and Recursos humanos (Anagrama, 2007), for which he was shortlisted for the Herralde Novel Prize. Other published works include the short story books El jardín japonés (Páginas de Espuma, 2007) and La señora Rojo (Páginas de Espuma, 2010); and the novels Ánima (Penguin Random House, 2011), La fila india (Océano, 2013) -recognized as book of the year by a dozen media in Mexico and South America-, Méjico (Océano, 2015) and El Rastro (2016). His work has been translated into several languages and is a regular contributor to publications such as Letras Libres and La Tempestad. He was the only Mexican included by the British magazine Granta in its list of best young Spanish writers of 2010. GQ magazine awarded him "Writer of the Year" in 2011. With La vaga ambición he won the V Ribera del Duero Award. In 2019 he published his latest novel Olinka, which deals with the crisis of a business clan in Guadalajara, the capital and paradise of money laundering.