Eduardo Lalo is a Puerto Rican writer and artist. He has published the novels La inutilidad, Simone, and Historia de Yuke, and the collections of essays Los pies de San Juan, Los países invisibles, and Intemperie, among other titles. His visual work has been part of fifteen individual exhibitions. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at Oxford University in England. He received the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos Prize in 2013 for his novel Simone.