Rigoberto Paredes was a Honduran poet, essayist, and publisher. He was the founder of Editorial Guaymuras, Editores Unidos and Ediciones Librería Paraíso. Among his books are En el Lugar de los hechos (1974), Las cosas por su nombre (1978), Materia prima (1985), Fuego lento (1989) and La estación perdida (2001). He received the Ramón Rosa National Literature Award in 2006.
Memorial by Rigoberto Paredes translated from Spanish by Frances Simán