(Caracas, Venezuela, 1960) This poet and storyteller, is the author of the novel También el corazón es un descuido and the short story collection Edición de lujo, as well as the poetry books Coyote de ventanas and Tal vez el frío. Together with the journalist Cristina Marcano, he has published the first documented biography of the president of Venezuela: Hugo Chávez sin uniforme, a personal history that has had great success internationally. He has a degree from the Escuela de Letras at Venezuela’s Central University, where he now lectures. For many years he worked as a screenwriter, writing soap opera scripts in Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. A number of his texts have appeared in the press in Venezuela and other countries, in publications such as El País, Letras Libres, Etiqueta Negra and Gatopardo. He has been a Sunday columnist for the newspaper El Nacional since 1996. He was nominated for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his novel The Sickness.
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