Santiago Roncagliolo

(Lima, Peru, 1975)
© Erik Mólgora

He has lived in Mexico, Peru and Spain. His novel Pudor (2005) is currently being adapted for cinema, and Abril Rojo (2006) made him the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Alfaguara prize. His book of short stories Crecer es un oficio triste (2003) was awarded the prize of the European bookstore chain fnac. His work has been published all over Latin America and is being translated into over ten languages. His play Tus amigos nunca te harían daño has been performed in eight countries. He is a daily contributor to the newspaper El País, although his reports and articles have also appeared in media such as Gatopardo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), Brando (Argentina), El Comercio (Peru) and Granta (Spain). He has also written for children and has translated authors such as Genet, Gide and Theroux. He currently lives in Barcelona, where he writes a blog on the portal El Boomeran(g).

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