Daniel Salinas Basave (Monterrey, 1974) is a reader, reporter, and storyteller of the Mexican border. He is the author of fourteen books, including short stories, essays, novels, and journalistic chronicles. Standout works include Días de whisky malo (UANL-Tusquets, 2014 Gilberto Owen National Short Story Prize and finalist for the 2017 Gabriel García Márquez Hispanoamerican Short Story Prize in Bogotá, Colombia); Dispárenme como a Blancornelas (Nitro Press-ISC, 2014 La Paz Short Story Prize); Vientos de Santa Ana (Literatura Random House 2016, finalist for the Mauricio Achar Prize); Bajo la luz de una estrella muerta (FOEM, 2015 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz International Prize), and El Samurái de la Gráflex (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2019). He started working as a reporter for El Norte de Monterrey and founded the periodical Frontera in Tijuana in 1999. He was sent as a reporter to Ground Zero in New York in 2001.