Skip to content
Announcing the winners of our 2020 Poems in Translation Contest in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. Read more.

Authors/Contributors

Peru

Julia Wong Kcomt

Julia Wong Kcomt was born into a Tusán (Chinese Peruvian) family in Chepén, Perú, in 1965. Her father was a well-known philanthropist in Macau who founded a project in 1995 to...

Sui-Yun

Sui-Yun is the daughter of Chinese immigrants from Chungzahn, Kuantong. Her published works include Cresciente (1977), Rosa fálica (1983), Cantos para el mendigo y el rey...

Tilsa Otta

Tilsa Otta (Lima, 1982) is a writer and video artist. She has published four books of poetry, one short story collection, one poetry book for children, and a comic book. In 2020 she published the...

Augusto Higa Oshiro

Augusto Higa Oshiro (b. 1946, Lima) studied Peruvian and Latin American literature at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. His publications include the story collections Que te coma...

Julio Pazos Barrera

Born in Baños, Ecuador in 1944, Julio Pazos Barrera is a writer who has made a name for himself by becoming a poet, literary critic, and connoisseur of traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. As a...

Juan Carlos Cortázar

Juan Carlos Cortázar was born in Lima, Peru, in 1964. He holds a degree in creative writing from Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile, and is an alumnus of the...

Marco Avilés

Writer. Cholo. Immigrant. Lived in Peru most of his life until he moved to Maine in 2014, where he worked as a cook and now works as an interpreter. He has published three nonfiction...

Julio Villanueva Chang

Julio Villanueva Chang is the founding editor of Etiqueta Negra, a nonfiction magazine in Spanish. He earned the Premio de Crónicas from the Inter American Press Association. He has...

Gunter Silva

Gunter Silva studied law and political science at the Universidad Católica de Santa María in Peru and holds a BA in the Arts and Humanities. He is currently completing an MA in...

Yvette Siegert

Yvette Siegert is a poet and literary translator. Recent writing has appeared in Aufgabe, Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg Review, The Literary Review, The White Review, and other places. Forthcoming...

Julio Durán

Julio Durán was born in Iquitos, Peru. He studied translation in Lima and Barcelona. His novel Incendiar la ciudad (2001) has been praised by several critics in Peru. His stories have been...

Victoria Guerrero Peirano

Victoria Guerrero Peirano is a poet, teacher and researcher. Shee has just published her novella "Un golpe de dados (novelita sentimental pequeño burguesa)" (Cusco, 2015 and Tijuana, 2014)....

Carmen Ollé

Carmen Ollé (Lima, 1947) writes poetry, criticism, and novels, as well as articles for newspapers and magazines. 

Sergio Vilela

A writer and publisher, Sergio Vilela is editorial director of Planeta Publishing Group for the Andes region. His work has appeared in various newspapers and literary magazines,...

Santiago Roncagliolo

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

Gabriela Wiener

Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is author of the collections of crônicas Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, and Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias. Her...

Enrique Prochazka

Enrique Prochazka (Lima, 1960) is a short-story writer, poet, expert on education and public policy, and one of the the founders of the practice of adventure sports in Peru. He studied philosophy...

Patricia de Souza

Patricia de Souza (Ayacucho, 1964) is a Peruvian writer and translator.. She holds a doctorate in French and Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne. From her debut novel Cuando...

Carlos Yushimito

Carlos Yushimito has published the story collections El mago (The Wizard, 2004), Las islas (The Islands, 2006), Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Lessons for a Child Who is...

Ivan Thays

Iván Thays (Lima, 1968) has written the story collection Las fotografías de Frances Farmer (Pedernal, 1992) and the novels Escena de caza (Santo Oficio, 1995), El viaje interior...

Claudia Salazar Jiménez

Claudia Salazar Jiménez was born in Lima in 1976. She studied literature at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and holds a PhD in Latin American Literature from...

Jesús Cossio

Jesús Cossio (Lima, 1974) is a Peruvian illustrator, author, and editor of comic books and graphic novels.  He has published numerous books and zines, including El cerdo...

Fernando Iwasaki

Fernando Iwasaki (Lima, 1961) is the author of two novels and seven short story collections, some of them translated into French, Italian, English, Russian, Korean, Czech, and Romanian. In 2014,...

Doménico Chiappe

Doménico Chiappe (Lima, 1970) is a writer and multimedia author.  He has published the nonfiction book Tan real como la ficción: herramientas narrativas en periodismo...

Jorge Eduardo Benavides

Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Arequipa, 1964) studied law and political science at the Universidad Garcilaso de la Vega, in Lima, where he worked giving writing workshops and, later, as a radio...

Julio Ramón Ribeyro

Julio Ramón Ribeyro (1929-94) is considered one of the greatest Latin American short-story writers. Born and raised in Peru, he spent much of his adult life in Paris. He published dozens...
Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.