Jorge Volpi is a Mexican novelist and essayist. In 1999 he won the Biblioteca Breve Prize for In Search of Klingsor, the first part of his Tetralogy of Power. His last novel, Las Elegidas, was the origin of the opera Cuatro Corridos, and the film Las Elegidas. His works have been translated into 25 languages. He is the director of the Festival Internacional Cervantino.