Hugo Montero was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Hugo is currently a PhD. Candidate at Texas A & M University (College Station, Texas). His academic interests are focused on American and Latin American literature. His thesis examines political and domestic violence and its relation to fiction. Hugo holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Texas (El Paso, TX). Hugo was the winner of the first place in the XV stories contest, Jorge Gaitán Durán, with his book of short stories: “Perros” (Cúcuta, Colombia, 2014).