Luis Chaves is a poet, novelist, and translator. His work has been published in Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia. He was awarded the National Poetry Prize by the Ministry of Culture in Costa Rica in 2012. The Akademie Schloss Stuttgart in Germany awarded him the “Jean Jacques Rousseau” grant in 2011. He was a 2015 fellow for the Artists in Berlin Program; after a fellowship in Nantes, France, he is living in San José, Costa Rica.