Luis Chaves (San José, 1969) is considered one of the most important contemporary authors in Costa Rica. He has written poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He has published the poetry books Los animales que imaginamos (1997), Chan Marshall (2005) and the anthology La máquina de hacer niebla (2012), as well as 300 páginas (2010), El Mundial 2010 - apuntes (2010) and Salvapantallas (2015). He has been translated into English, German, Dutch, Italian and Slovenian. In 2011 the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart awarded him the Jean Jacques Rousseau fellowship and in 2012 he received the National Poetry Award (Costa Rica). In 2015 he was at the DAAD artist residency program in Berlin. He lives in Costa Rica.