Juan Sebastián Cárdenas is a Colombian writer and translator. He was born in Popayán, Cauca, in 1978. He moved to Madrid in 1998, where he has worked as a reader, editor and proofreader for several publishing houses. He studied Philosophy at the Javeriana University of Bogotá and, after moving to Spain, at the Complutense University of Madrid. He has published one book of stories and five novels, among them Los estratos (2013) winner of the Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos Award 2014. His texts on popular culture, literature and contemporary art have been published in literary magazines such as Letras Libres, Artecontexto, Número and University of Antioquia Review. Cárdenas currently works as a translator for different Spanish publishers. Among his most notable translations are authors such as William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Gordon Lish, David Ohle, J. M. Machado de Assis and Eça de Queirós.