With sharp shots of psychological suspense and black humour, Santiago Roncagliolo (Lima, 1975) writes about fear, both in Latin American history and in daily life.

He has published the novel Red April (which won Hispanic Alfaguara Prize and British Independent Prize of Foreign Fiction) and a short story collection  Hi, This is Conchita, in English, both crafted by the master of Spanish translation Edith Grossman.

Roncagliolo is also author of non-fiction novel Memorias de una Dama, considered “the last censored book of Latin America”.   Granta magazine considered him one of the best writers of his generation in Spanish.  The Wall Street Journal named him one of the future Gabriel García Márquez.  The Guardian called Red April one the best novels about Peru ever translated to English.

Roncagliolo lives in Barcelona, working as novelist and screenwriter.

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