Pablo Urbanyi was born in Hungary in 1939. After World War II, his parents immigrated to Argentina, where he was raised and educated. His first book of short stories, Noche de revolucionarios (Night of the Revolutionaries), was published in Buenos Aires in 1972. When the newspaper where he worked was shut down after the 1976 military coup, he immigrated to Canada. Settling in Ottawa, he continued his literary career, establishing himself as one of the foremost satirical writers in contemporary Argentine literature. In 1993 he was a finalist in the Argentine Planeta Award for his novel Silver. His latest work is the science-fiction novel 2058, en la Corte de Eutopía. His novel Sunset, translated into English by Hugh Hazelton, was published earlier this year.