Óscar Godoy Barbosa was born in 1961 in Ibagué, Colombia. He graduated from the Universidad Externado de Colombia and holds a postgraduate degree in Latin American Studies from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3. He received an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. Óscar was a journalist in Colombia and is currently a professor at the Universidad Central in Bogotá. His novel Duelo de miradas (2000) won the Aniversario Ciudad de Pereira novel contest in 1999. In 2014, he received the District Short Story Prize of the City of Bogotá for La castigada. Other works include, Once días de noviembre (2015 & 2017) and Desde mi ventana (2017).