Jesús Miguel Soto (Caracas, 1981) read media and communication as well as letters (Letras) at the Central University of Venezuela. He has experience working as a lecturer, copy editor and editor. He has published the collection of short stories Perdidos en Frog and the novel La máscara de cuero. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the 64th edition of the yearly short story competition by El Nacional, the VII National Short Story Award organised by the Association of Venezuelan Authors and Composers (SACVEN) and the XXIII edition of the Literary Competition Juana Santacruz (Mexico). His stories have appeared in anthologies, such as Joven narrativa venezolana II and De qué va el cuento. Antología del relato venezolano 2000-2012.
Jesús has just been named one of the Bogotá39 for 2017: the 39 best Latin American writers under 39.
‘One of Many Potential Short Cuts’ was originally published as ‘Uno de muchos posibles atajos’ in the collection of short stories Perdidos en Frog (Caracas: Lugar Común, 2012).