Fernando Olszanski was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the author of the novel Rezos de marihuana (Marihuana Prayers); the book of short stories El orden natural de las cosas (The Natural Order of Things) which was awarded with the second place in the International Latino Book Award for Best Popular Fiction in 2011; the poetry collection Parte del polvo (Part of the Dust); and is also co-editor of the anthology América Nuestra, Anthology of Narrative in Spanish in the United States. As a visual artist, he has participated in exhibitions in the US, Japan, and Argentina. He is also chief editor of the Revista Consenso, of the Northeastern Illinois University. He holds a master's in education from Dominican University. He has lived in Scotland, Ecuador, Japan, and currently lives in Chicago.