John Better Armella is a writer and journalist from Barranquilla, Colombia. Better’s work has appeared in translation in Latin American Literature Today and Your Impossible Voice. He is the author of six volumes of poetry and narrative: China White (Salida de emergencia, 2006), Locas de felicidad (La iguana ciega, 2009), A la caza del chico espantapájaros (Emecé, 2017), 16 atmósferas enrarecidas, which earned the Jorge Gaitán Durán National Short Story Prize, and Fantasmata (Lugar Común, 2020). His most recent novel, Limbo, was published to wide acclaim in January 2020 by Seix Barral. The flash fiction piece “Birds” appears in his Spanish-language story collection, Fantasmata, published this Summer 2020 by Lugar Común.