Rogelio Guedea is a Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist currently residing in New Zealand. His book Driving a Trailer Truck (Random House Mondadori, 2008). was awarded the Silverio Cañada Prize 2009 granted to the best Spanish novel published in 2008. He is a columnist for the Mexican newspapers Ecos de la Costa and La Jornada Semanal and currently coordinates the Spanish and Portuguese Programme at the University of Otago.
Just on the border between the prose poem and poetic prose these short narrations by Rogelio Guedea never cease to surprise with their powerful emotions locked in everyday scenes so that they acquire a strange tinge of exoticism. – Sandra Cohen.