Alonso Cueto (Lima, Peru, 1954) is the author of several novels, short stories, and essays. Cueto has won several international distinctions for his literary work. Filmmaker Francisco Lombardi adapted Cueto’s novel Grandes Miradas (Knowing Gazes) for the screen in Mariposa Negra, which won several international awards. Cueto’s work has been translated into 15 languages, including Chinese and Korean. Random House recently bought the rights for the English translation of La Hora Azul. Cueto lives in Lima, Peru, where he teaches literature and writing workshops at the Universidad Católica.