Diego Senior and Jonathan Schienberg are the authors. Senior is a Colombian journalist based in New York. He is currently working as a freelance journalist for National Geographic and NY1 Noticias. Previously, he was the senior content director and reporter for Colombian radio stations W Radio and Caracol. Schienberg is an independent director, writer, and producer. His freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, PBS Frontline, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, CNN, and the Chicago Tribune. He is currently at work on his first feature length documentary film, Colossus.