(Lima, Peru, 1970) Peruvian cultural journalist and writer, selected at the 2011 Guadalajara International Book Fair as one of the Best-kept Secrets of Latin American Literature. He studied Social Communication at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, graduating in 1993. He has taught in Peru, at the Universidad Católica, where he runs a literature workshop, and at the Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. Planas is also a journalist, and edited the cultural pages of El Sol (1996-2000) and Caretas magazine (2000-2001). Since 2001, he has worked as a cultural journalist for El Comercio, where he has a weekly column. His debut novel was Orquídeas del Paraíso (1996) and in 1999 an adaptation won the 4th North American Peruvian Theatre Festival, organized by the North American Peruvian Cultural Institute. His second novel, Alrededor de Alicia (1999), won a Banco Central de Reserva award. Recently, he has published KimoKawaii (Mapa de las lenguas) with Literatura Random House (2016).