Carlos Yushimito was born in Lima, Peru, in 1977. He is the author of the story collections El mago, Las islas, Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde, and Los bosques tienen sus propias puertas. In 2008 he was chosen as one of the best young writers in Latin America by Casa de las Americas and the Centro Onelio Cardoso de Cuba; and in 2010, by Granta as one of the Best Young Spanish Language Novelists. He recently joined the University of California, Riverside, faculty after receiving a PhD from Brown University.
"Carlos Yushimito is one of the few writers in Latin American literature today creating new ways to look at the world." – Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World
"One of the best young authors writing in Spanish."—Granta
"Yushimito is a rising star in contemporary Spanish fiction."—Carles Geli, El País