Juan David Cruz-Duarte was born in Bogota, Colombia. In 2018 he earned a doctorate degree in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina.
His poetry and fiction has appeared in Máquina Combinatoria, Five:2: One, Burningword, Jasper, Blue Collar Review, the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Escarabeo, etc.
His academic work has appeared in Variaciones Borges and Divergencias.
He has conducted extensive research in the field of Latin American science fiction from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
He is the author of the collection of short stories Dream a Little dream of me: cuentos siniestros (2011), the novel La noche del fin del mundo (2012), and the poetry collection Léase después de mi muerte (Poemas 2005-2017). He currently lives in Bogota.