Marcelo Ballvé was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. In 1982 he left with his family to live in Atlanta, Georgia. In the late 1980s he also lived in Caracas, Venezuela and Mexico City. He has a degree in history from Brown University and a journalism degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He worked as a journalist in Brazil and the Caribbean and now lives in Buenos Aires. He devotes himself to neogauchesque literature and metajournalism and occasionally publishes essays on books, music, art, cities and nature. He has a multilingual blog called Sancho's Panza where he very slowly digests readings and learnings.