Eduardo Lalo is a poet, novelist, essayist, university professor, and artist. Lalo was born in Cuba in 1960 and came to Puerto Rico at the age of two. He lives in san Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. He studied at Columbia University in New York and University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle. In 2006, Lalo won the Premio Ciudad Valencia Juan Gil-Albert (Valencia City Prize – Juan Gil-Albert) with his essay Los Países invisibles (The Invisible Countries). His international recognition came in 2013, when he won the Rómulo Gallegos International Nobel Prize. That same year, he led the Puerto Rican delegation to the XVIII International Book Fair in Lima, Perú, where Puerto Rico was the guest of honor. At this moment, he teaches at the Río Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico and publishes columns of literary criticism in publications such as El Nuevo Día and 80 Grados. He has directed two medium-length films: Dónde (Where) and La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City). In addition, he has shown his work as a photographer in more than a dozen exhibits.