A Mexican journalist, editor and diplomat born in 1968, he has lived and studied in several foreign countries, including Spain, England and Swaziland.
Among his most important works are the novel Sombra sin nombre and his short-story collection Antípoda.
He also published an extended essay on Miguel de Cervantes in 2005. Padilla, whose books have been translated into more than 15 languages, belongs to the controversial Crack Generation, which has become among the most significant literary movements in recent years.
He currently lives in Queretaro, Mexico.