Alejandro Zambra is one of the most distinguished Latin American poets and novelists. Focusing on childhood and college periods, as well as travels, he is inspired by memories and daily stories, set within the physical and mental geography of Chile and masterfully narrated. The writer and essayist was born and raised during Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship, against the backdrop of this unsustainable political environment he began working. Alejandro often features protagonists who are writers, and often these writers are seen to be writing the stories we are reading. The novels Bonsai (2008), The Private Lives (2010), Facsímil (2014) among others explore the great facet of the streets and people Alejandro sees every day.