Peruvian author, poet, and avant-garde literary figure. His literary works include La Ciudad Muerta (novel), Las Voces Multiples (poems), and El Vuelo (play).
He abandoned his studies at the National University of San Marcos to work as a journalist and a diplomat.
Two of his short fiction collections-- El caballero Carmelo and Los hijos del sol-- are considered his most important works.
His childhood in coastal Peru inspired the settings of many of his literary works.
He and Yoko Ono are both considered avant-garde artists.