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Carlos Labbé

Author, Spanish
Carlos Labbé is a Chilean author of three novels—Libro de Plumas (2004), Navidad y Matanza (2007), and Locuela (2009)—as well as a collection of short stories, Caracteres Blancos (2010). He has cowritten two screenplays, published a hypertext novel, Pentagonal: incluidos tú y yo (2001), and recorded several albums of pop music. In 2010 he was included in Granta magazine’s Best Young Spanish Language Novelists. The English translation of his second novel, Navidad y Matanza, was published by Open Letter Books in the spring of 2014. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Times)