Santiago Roncagliolo has lived in Mexico, Peru, and Spain. He is the youngest winner of the prestigious Alfaguara Prize for his novel Red April (2006). An earlier novel, Pudor, was recently released as a movie in Spain. He is also the author of The Prince of the Caymans and a collection of stories Growing Up Is a Lonely Occupation. He lives in Barcelona and is a regular contributor to the Madrid newspaper El País. He is currently at work on a biography of Abimael Guzmán, founder of the Shining Path.