Pablo José Montoya (Barrancabermeja, 1963), He studied at the Tunja Music School and graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the Santo Tomás University in Bogota. He obtained a PhD in Hispanic and Latin American Studies from the University of the Sorbonne in Paris and is now a Literature lecturer at the University of Antioquia and a visiting lecturer at Eafit University while also coordinating a literary non-fiction workshop at the University of Medellin. He has received the fellowship for foreign writers awarded in 1999 by the French National Book Centre; a creation grant awarded by the Mayor of Medellin in the short story category, 2007; a Colombian Ministry of Culture Literary Research Grant, 2008; and a Mayor of Medellin grant in the novel category, 2012. In 1993 he won first prize in the Germán Vargas National Short Story Competition, and in 2000 the Antioquia Authors’ Prize for his book Habitantes. His book Réquiem por un fantasma was recognized by the Mayor’s Office of Medellin in 2005; and his novel Tríptico de la Infamia won the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos Prize in 2015. His most recent novel is La sombra de Orión (2021).