(Cusco, Peru, 1955) He studied at the People’s Friendship University of Russia in Moscow.
The first historical stories he wrote brought him two major literary prizes, both in 1993: the 7th Copé Short Story Biennial, run by Petroperú, and the César Vallejo short story competition. He enlarged on this view of Cusco in the novels Cuzco después del amor (2003) and Asesinato en la gran ciudad del Cuzco (2007). A short novel that was a part of his book El guachimán y otras historias (2008) was made into a film, El guachimán, in 2011. In 2015 he published a short detective novel for young adults: La corona del señor moche. His most recent publications are also for children and young adults: La venganza de los dioses moches (2016) and Vacaciones en Sicuani (2016). He was Assistant Manager of Cultural Industries in Cusco’s Culture Department, and a consultant to the management of that division. He now coordinates the Guaman Poma de Ayala Centre’s Dissemination Department and edits the magazine Crónicas urbanas.