(Chile, 1975) Alejandro Zambra has published poetry books (Bahía inútil
) , essai collections (No leer
) and the novels Bonsái, La vida privada de los árboles
and Formas de volver a casa.
In 2008 he was selected to participate in Bogota39 and in 2011 in Granta magazine, as one of the best young writers in Spanish. He is currently Professor of Literature at Diego Portales University. His work has been translated to 10 languages. His novel Bonsái,
adapted into film by was Cristián Jiménez was exhibited at the section Un certain regard of the Cannes Festival.