Graduate of Columbia University, with a Masters in Arts from the University of Iowa. He won a Fulbright scholarship in 2002 and the Whiting Prize in 2004.
His first book, Guerra a luz de las velas
, was shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Prize in 2006. The prestigious British review Granta
recently named him one of the best young novelists in the US.
He published a book of short stories, War by Candlelight
, in 2004 and is Associate Editor of the review Etiqueta Negra
. Anthologies, and his first novel, Radio Ausencia
, were published in Spanish in July 2007. He lives in Oakland, California, where he is Visiting Writer at Mills College.