is coeditor of Se Habla Español (Miami: Alfaguara, 2000), an anthology of Latin American authors writing, in Spanish, about the United States. In 1996 he published the notorious "McOndo," (a pun of the famous Macondo from Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude) an anthology of fiction by Latin American writers under 35. His anti-magical realist novel Mala Onda (Bad Vibes) was a bestseller for several weeks in 1991, and in 1989 his collection of short stories, Sobredosis, received the Santiago Municipal Award. He will be reading at Prairie Lights from his forthcoming novel, The Movies of My Life. He is currently a columnist for Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.
Latin America and the Caribbean