Julio César Salgado was born in Frías (Santiago del Estero), Argentina in 1944. He started his literary career in 1962, when he joined the group Jardinalia. He regularly writes for a number of daily newspapers as well as many Argentine and foreign literary magazines. He has also been the editor of numerous poetry anthologies, and is a regular guest of literary festivals, book fairs and other literary events. He serves as jury member for many literary prizes. In 2011, he also hosted literary workshops.