(Lima, Peru, 1968) Iván Thays is a storyteller, novelist and university lecturer. He studied Linguistics and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Católica in Peru. He won the 2000 Príncipe Claus Prize for his contributions to culture; he has written a book of short stories Las fotografías de Frances Farmer and novels such as Un lugar llamado Oreja de Perro (2009) and Un sueño fugaz (2011). He presented the literary television programme Vano Oficio for seven years and now writes the contemporary literature blog Moleskine Literario. In 2007 he was chosen as one of the best young Latin American writers as part of Bogotá39.