Jorge H. Aigla was born in 1954 in Mexico City, Mexico. He received a BS from St. Mary’s College of California in 1975 and an MD from the University of California–San Francisco in 1979.
He is the author of First Lie/Primera mentira (Farolito Press, 2012), Intimate Microscopy/Microscopia íntima (Farolito Press, 2011), The Cycle of Learning/El ciclo de aprendizaje (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2005), and The Aztec Shell (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1995).
Aigla has worked as a medical examiner, a medical research fellow, and a professor of anatomy and physiology. He currently teaches in the classics program at St. John’s College, where he has been on faculty since 1985. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.