Karina Sainz Borgo was born and raised in Caracas. She immigrated to Spain a decade ago and has lived there ever since. She began her career as a journalist for the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional and currently writes for the digital newspaper Vozpópuli and collaborates with the literary magazine Zenda. She is the author of two narrative nonfiction books, Tráfico Guaire (2008) and Caracas Hip-Hop (2008). It Would Be Night in Caracas is her first work of fiction.