Luis Sepulveda

Luis Sepulveda, born in northern Chile in 1949, has written short stories, novellas, plays and essays. Due to his political activities in the students' movement he was forced to leave Chile and then travelled through Latin America. In 1980, he moved to Germany where he lived for more than ten years with his family. He moved to Gijon in Spain in 1997. Sepulveda has won numerous literary awards and his work has been translated into over thirty languages.