Paco Ignacio Taibo II (1949). Fugitive from three higher schools, participant of the 68 student movement, historian and writer. Founder of the Neopoly genre in Latin America. Author of nineteen novels, three story books, history books, various anthologies, report books and chronicles, published in twenty-one countries. His works have been mentioned among * the books of the year + in the New York Times, Le Monde and L. A. Times.