Mario González Suárez was born in Mexico City in 1964. He is author of several short novels ant two collections of short stories and is included in recent anthologies of Mexican fiction. He has received three grants from the Centro Mexicano de Escritores and from the Mexican Ministry of Culture.
His fervent readers have praised his truly gripping and original narrative, the effectiveness of his muscular prose, the vividness of his dialogue, the unquieting atmospheres that surround his characters and the element of surprise that marks his short novels. One of the most remarkable young fiction writers in México, he was granted the 1998 Gilberto Owen National Prize for El libro de las pasiones (The book of Passions).