- Category : 1977-births
- Type : PSE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 2
Peruvian writer of Japanese descent, whose work has been partially translated into English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
In 2004, he published his first short stories collection, El Mago (The Magician), and in 2006 his second book, Las Islas (Islands), which was warmly received by critics. Since then, his stories have appeared in several anthologies of short stories in Peru and abroad. In 2010 he was considered by the British literary magazine Granta as one of the twenty two best writers in Spanish Language under 35 years.
In 2011, his short stories collection, Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Lessons for a Child who Arrived Late) was published in Barcelona, Spain, by Duomo Ediciones. His most recent works are Los bosques tienen sus propias puertas (Forests Have Their Own Doors) (Demipage, Madrid: 2014), Marginalia (Odradek, Lima: 2015) and Rizoma (Rhizome) (Perra Gráfica, La Paz: 2015).
His stories, set in favelas and sertões, are inspired by Brazil, though he has never been there. He moved to the United States in 2008, to study a MA in Hispanic Studies at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and later to Providence, Rhode Island, where is currently pursuing his PhD at Brown University.