Rodrigo Hasbún was born in Cochabamba in 1981. At high school he was in a grunge band and claims this influenced his writing. He started writing towards the end of his time in college. He studied journalism at university and then spent a year in Chile with his grandparents and did a post-graduate course in Barcelona. His first story collection appeared in 2006 and one of the stories was made into a film. His first novel appeared in 2007. In 2009 he did a doctorate at Cornell University. He has gone on to write further stories and novels. He was selected as 39 Best Latin American writers under the age of 39.
2006 Cinco (stories)
2007 El lugar del cuerpo [The Place of the Body] (novel)
2011 Los días más felices (stories)
2014 Cuatro (stories)
2014 Nueve (stories from previous collections)
2015 Los afectos (Affections)