Alberto Salcedo Ramos was born in Barranquilla in 1963. His journalism has appeared in various magazines, such as SoHo and El Malpensante (Colombia), Gatopardo and Hoja por hoja (Mexico), Etiqueta Negra (Peru), Ecos (Germany), Courrier International (France) and Internazionale (Italy), among others. Some of his pieces have been translated into English, French, Italian and German. His numerous books have won, among other distinctions, the King of Spain International Journalism Award, the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award, the Inter-American Press Society's (IAPA) Excellence Award (twice), the Simón Bolívar National Journalism Award (five times), the Colombian Chamber of Books Award for the Best Journalism Book of the Year and the Award for the Best Documentary at the II Ibero-American Television Conference held in Cuba. In June 2017, he won Le Prix du Livre du Réel in France. Salcedo Ramos is a teacher at the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), founded by Gabriel García Márquez, and at several master’s degrees in journalism, such as La Nación in Buenos Aires, El Mundo in Spain, and Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. He has led journalism workshops in several countries.