Maurice Rosales was born in El Salvador and has lived in the U.S. since 1960. He has a master's degree in writing from William Paterson University. His stories and poems have appeared in Burning Leaf, Cafe Irreal, Kimera and The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingue. His translations have appeared in Mundus Artium and in Borges, The Poet (University of Arkansas Press, 1985). Beast and Other Stories is his first published collection. He lives with his wife and two children in New Jersey, where he has been a high school English teacher since 1987.