Juan Rodríguez Pérez was born Sauce, Peru in 1952. He studied at the National University of San Marcos and currently lives in Lima, where he continues to write prolifically. Pérez's work is notable for its themes about the Peruvian Amazon. He has published numerous books and short stories in Spanish, and has had his work translated into English.
Joey Carney was born in Springfield, MO, a land of cow fields and green rivers. He has been a cook, a carpenter, a teacher, a lawn guy, a musician, and a night watchman. He currently writes and translates fiction and nonfiction, and lives between Lima, Peru and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.