Alejandro Zambra (Santiago de Chile, 1975), is a Chilean writer, essayist, and poet. He has published two poetry books, an essay collection, a short story collection, and three novels. He holds a P.h.D. from the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile. His stories and articles have been published in many prestigious literary magazines, such as The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeny’s, Letras Libres, Quimera, Babelia. In 2015 Zambra was invited by the Public Library of New York for a stay of nine months in order to write a book about libraries.