Cecilia Urbina was born in Mexico City, where she grew up and now resides. She studied English and French literature at the Sorbonne and Cambridge University. She is the Coordinator of the Literature Department at Casa Lamm, where she teaches literature and creative writing. Her fields of study are contemporary British authors and postcolonial literature. She has written extensively in newspapers and cultural magazines. She has published six novels, including Firme compañera (Tava, 1994), La imaginación de Roger Donal (Sansores & Aljure, 1998), De noche llegan (Times Editores, 1999), and Un martes como hoy (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2004), as well as a book of essays on contemporary writers, De escritos y escritores (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 2001). In 2008, Cecilia Urbina received the prestigious Premio Coatlicue in recognition of De noche llegan and Un martes como hoy. A Tuesday Like Today was nominated for the IMPAC/Dublin International Literary Award in 2009-2010. She is married, and has three children.