Jose Luis González Macías is a Spanish writer, graphic designer and publisher. In 2003 he published several short stories and poems which received the Letras Jóvenes award. Soon after he became interested in graphic design and, since then, has worked for museums and cultural institutions designing books and other graphic material. Along with Lia Peinador, he runs Ediciones Menguantes, a small publishing house based in León in northern Spain. A fan of maps since he was a child, in A Brief Atlas of the Lighthouses at the End of the World he has combined his passion for words and images in more than thirty stories about remote lighthouses.