Hugo Burel (Uruguay, 1951) holds a degree in Letters, is a publicist, professor and journalist. He has published 17 books between novels and short stories, among which are Los dados de Dios (God´s Death, Alfaguara 1997), El autor de mis días (The Author of my Days, finalist in the Clarín Award for Novel 2000), El guerrero del crepúsculo (Twilight´s Warrior, Lengua de Trapo Award 2001 and one of the finalists of the Rómulo Gallegos International Award 2003), Tijeras de Plata (Silver Scissors, Alfaguara 2002), and El desfile salvaje (The wilde parade, Alfaguara 2007). His novel Los Inmorales (The Immorals, Alfaguara 2004) received the Bartolomé Hidalgo Award for best Uruguayan narrative piece. His novel El corredor nocturno (The Night Rider, Alfaguara 2005) has been film adapted and released it in theaters during this 2010. Afterwards, he published Diario de la arena (Alfaguara 2010), El club de los nostálgicos (Alfaguara 2011), El hombre con una sola sandalia (Planeta, 2012), and Montevideo noir (Alfaguara 2016). In 2018 he won the Bartolomé Hidalgo Prize for his entire work.