Carlo Acevedo’s first book, Fortuna del día (Day’s Fortune), was published in 2019 by Editorial Pre-Textos. The book won the Arcipreste de Hita prize in 2018. Acevedo, whose writing has long been influenced by his Buddhist practice, received his MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Iowa. He currently works as a university professor and directs the creative writing workshop Punto y Seguido in Barranquilla, Colombia.