Author of six books fo fiction, Sergio Ramirez was born in Masatepe, Nicaragua in 1942. He was Vice President of Nicaragua during the Sandinista regime. During 2000, Mr. Ramirez was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Maryland. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Ordre du Chevalier des Artes et Lettres in France."
"This is an extraordinary memoir. By exploring the love affair between Julio Cortazar and Nicaragua, the great Central American author Sergio Ramirez brilliantly illuminates the times we live in and proves to us that wonderful writers can creatively engages the lives of the people of the world." Ariel Dorfman" "An inclusive collection of essays about art and culture that further demonstrates [Ramirez's] preeminence as a person of letters." Professor David Craven, "The Oxford Art Journal"" "For those of us who dream the synthesis, how art and reality hopscotch to make the revolution, Sergio Ramirez's literary classic is a dream come true. Brilliant, beautiful, haunting, exquisite, its Darian light. Julio Cortazar turns himself over in bravos!" Sharon Dubiago"