Orlando Ortega-Medina is a US-born British author and is of Judeo-Spanish descent via Cuba. He studied English Literature at UCLA and has a Juris Doctor law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. At university, he won the National Society of Arts and Letters award for Short Stories.
His short story collection Jerusalem Ablaze was shortlisted for The Polari First Book Prize (2017). In 2018, he was named the Marilyn Hassid Emerging Author for the Houston Jewish Book & Arts Festival. His debut novel The Death of Baseball was released in 2019 by Cloud Lodge Books, and in 2020, Cloud Lodge Books released his followup novel The Savior of 6th Street. Both books are now available worldwide in paperback and ebook. Ortega-Medina splits his time between London and Los Angeles.