Víctor Carreño earned his PH.D. in Spanish from Columbia University (2004). From 2004 to 2018, he worked at the Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela. He then moved to the United States and taught at the University of Oklahoma. He is now Associate Professor at Hillsdale College. His research areas include Latin American narrative of migration, border-crossing, and exile. His book La voz del resentimiento: Lenguaje y violencia en Miguel de Unamuno was awarded the Monte Ávila Editores prize in 2006 in Venezuela. He published a selection of his translations in the book Poetas románticos ingleses in 2009. His novel Cuaderno de Manhattan was awarded the Fundavag Prize in Venezuela in 2014.