Mario Murillo was born in La Paz, Bolivia, on August 7, 1980. He teaches at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana. He has had two books published, La bala no mata sino el destino: Una crónica de la insurrección popular de 1952 en Bolivia (Plural, 2012) and La pelota no se mancha: Una etnografía de la Liga Deportiva El Tejar en Bolivia (IDIS, 2013), as well as football crónicas and articles in a range of compendiums and magazines. He was a screenwriter and assistant director on the documentary film La bala no mata (Fundación Grupo Ukamau, 2012) and is a member of the anarco-ch’ixi group El Colectivo 2.
‘The Goal in the Back of Beyond’ (‘Ahí donde se grita gol’) was first published in 2011 in Bolivia a toda costa: Crónicas de un país de ficción,an anthology co-edited by the El Cuervo and Nuevo Milenio publishing houses.