Writer and publisher. He is currently studying for a doctorate in Linguistics and Literature at the University of Paris XIII. He has published the short story collections Una larga fila de hombres (2005), Los invencibles (2007) and Las rayas (2011). His stories have won him accolades in Venezuela and abroad. In 2007 he was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the Bogotá39 group. In 2013 he was the guest writer on the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. In 2016 he published The Night, his first novel, in Spain and France. It is currently being translated into other European languages.
The French translation of The Night (Gallimard, 2016) won the prestigious Prix Rive Gauche in Paris in the Best Foreign Novel category.