A native of Cuba, Carlos Rubio came to the U.S. in 1961 His work, in English and Spanish, has appeared in several anthologies. In 1989 his novel QUADRIVIUM was awarded the Nuevo León International Prize for Novels. In 2003 his novel DEAD TIME received the Silver Award for Translation from Foreword's Magazine Book Literary Competition. He is also the author, among others, of SAGA, ORPHEUS' BLUES, THE NEOPHYTE, SECRET MEMORIES and BULLWHIP. His novel ORISHA was released in June 2006.