Born in 1976, Cisneros is a writer and journalist. He has worked as a reporter, columnist, and hosted Peruvian radio and television programmes. He wrote three books of poems before turning to fiction. His novel The Distance Between Us, translated into several languages and with more than ten sold-out editions, was a finalist for the II Mario Vargas Llosa Novel Biennial and for the Medicis Prize in France. The English-language version won the English 2018 PEN Award. With Dejarás la tierra he obtained a Special Mention in the 2018 National Literature Award. Algún día te mostraré el desierto, his diary on fatherhood, received the Luces Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 2019. His latest novel, El mundo que vimos arder (Alfaguara, 2023) has recently been published in Latin America. Its translation into English by Charco Press is expected for 2025. Cisneros currently writes a weekly column in the El Comercio magazine Somos and hosts the web-based programme Sálvese quién puede.