Luiz Bernardo Pericás holds a degree in History from George Washington University, a PhD in Economic History from USP, a postdoctoral degree in Political Science from FLACSO (Mexico), where he was a visiting professor, and from IEB/USP. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is the author of several books, such as Mystery Train (São Paulo, Brasiliense, 2007) and the novel Cansaço, the Long Station (São Paulo, Boitempo, 2012; adapted for the theater), among others. With his book Caio Prado Júnior: a political biography, he won the Juca Pato Prize - Intellectual of the Year (2016), granted by the Brazilian Union of Writers (UBE) and the Jabuti Prize - best biography (2017), by the Brazilian Chamber of Books ( CBL). His most recent book is Che Guevara and the Revolutionary Struggle in Bolivia (São Paulo, Boitempo, 2023, 415 pages). He is a professor of Contemporary History at the University of São Paulo (USP).