Mauricio Segura was born in Temuco, Chile in 1969 and immigrated to Quebec with his parents as a child. He studied economics at the Université de Montréal and French literature at McGill University. With a doctoral degree in French language and literature, he has taught at McGill and Concordia universities. Segura lives in Montreal where he is a well-known journalist, screenwriter, and commentator on immigrant issues. His novels, Black Alley, Eucalyptus, and Oscar have been translated into English by Biblioasis.