Joseph Zárate is a journalist and publisher. He received the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Award in the Text category, the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Story or Journalistic Investigation, and the 2015 PAGE National Award for Environmental Journalism created by the UN. He has worked as sub-editor of Etiqueta Negra and Etiqueta Verde magazines. Author of articles and reports for media outlets including The New York Times (United States), Courrier International (France), Internazionale (Italy), Revista 5W (Spain) and Ojo Público (Peru). His work has been included in the books Un mundo lleno de futuro (2017), Eduardo Galeano, un ilegal en el paraíso (2016), Ciudades visibles (2016), Latinoamérica se mueve (2016) and ¡Atención! (2015) an anthology with ten reports by Latin American authors published in Germany. Graduate in Social Communication from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, he holds a Master's degree in Literary Creation from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He received the 2018 Ochberg Fellowship from the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma at Columbia University's School of Journalism in New York. He was an editor at IDL-Reporteros and Resident Editor at Radio Ambulante. He is currently a lecturer in Literary Journalism at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. He is the author of Wars of the Interior (2018), a book of reportage on the social and environmental conflicts caused by the exploitation of gold, wood and oil in the Andes and Amazonia, and which has been translated into English, Italian and Polish. For his reports on the task of dealing with the dead during the Covid-19 pandemic, compiled in his book Algo nuestro sobre la tierra (2021), he won the 2020 National Journalism Award and was nominated for the 2020/21 True Story Award, which recognizes the best in global narrative journalism.