Carlos Tello Díaz is a writer and a professor at Mexico’s National University (UNAM). He did his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (Balliol College) and his Ph.D. in History at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He has been a fellow/professor at the universities of Cambridge, Harvard and the Sorbonne. His main research interest is Mexican political and cultural history from 1850. He is the author of several books, among which El exilio, La rebelión de las Cañadas and 2 de julio, and he is currently writing a three-volume biography of general Porfirio Díaz, perhaps the single most important character in the history of Mexico.