Jorge Volpi [born July 10, 1968] in Mexico City. Volpi studied law and literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and received a PhD in Spanish philology at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. After his career as a student, Jorge Volpi became a lawyer, and he was a secretary for Diego Valadés, the Mexican general state lawyer for two years. After that Volpi found the "Crack Movement". The authors that are a part of this Mexican literary group (for instance Eloy Urroz, Ignacio Padilla, and Pedro Angel Palou) write beyond magical realism and mimic the ideals of the 1968 Latin American literary "Boom". These authors were not interested in defining "Mexican Literature", instead they wanted Mexican authors to find their own voice and implement that into their writings. Volpi, himself, was influenced by other authors such as Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz.