Diego Erlan was born in San Miguel de Tucumán in 1979. Since the 1990s he has lived in Buenos Aires, where he studied Social Communication and Art History. For 14 years he wrote about art, literature and film for Clarín, where he also held the position of editor in the Literature and Books section of Ñ magazine. He has also worked as a university lecturer, television screenwriter and cultural critic for media in Argentina and further afield. In 2009 he coordinated the Manifiesto cycle of aesthetic discussion while he was completing El amor nos destrozará (Tusquets, 2012), his first novel. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award for his report La larga risa de todos estos años. In 2016 he published his second novel, La disolución (Tusquets). That year he received a National Arts Fund fellowship to write the biography of the Argentinean writer Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, a project that he has been working on for the last five years.