Peruvian writer and cultural journalist, selected by the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2011 as one of the 25 best-kept secrets of Latin American literature. He studied Social Communication at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, from which he graduated in 1993. Since 2001, he has worked as a cultural journalist for El Comercio, where he also has a weekly column. He made his debut in the novel genre with Orquídeas del Paraíso (1996). An adaptation of this novel won the 1999 prize at the IV Festival de Teatro Peruano Norteamericano and is currently being adapted for film. His second novel Alrededor de Alicia (1999) was awarded a prize by the Banco Central de Reserva. His sixth novel, Chicas Bond, has been published by Seix Barral.