SERGIO GUTIÉRREZ NEGRÓN (Caguas, 1986) is a novelist, columnist, and visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College. He is the author of two novels, Palacio (2011) and Dicen que los dormidos (2014). The latter of these won the National Prize for the Novel awarded by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. In 2015, he received the New Voices Prize, a distinction granted by the Festival de la Palabra (PR) to up and coming Puerto Rican writers. That same year, he was part of Latinoamérica Viva, a selection of new promising Latin American authors curated by the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (MEX).