Luis Chaves 
Author

poèmes

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MUDANZAS espagnol

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UNA BODA, UN DOMINGO, EL FIN DEL VERANO espagnol

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LA NIEVE, LA ELECTRICIDAD espagnol

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¿TAN RÁPIDO LLEGÓ EL 2002? espagnol

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EL PERRO DE LOS VECINOS espagnol

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MÉXICO D.F. espagnol

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PLAYA SANTA TERESA, 2006 espagnol

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Luis Chaves 
Author

Foto © Esteban Chinchilla
* 28.08.1969, Costa Rica
Réside à: San Jose, Costa Rica

Luis Chaves (Costa Rica, 1969) is a writer, poet, translator.

After studying Agronomy at the University of Costa Rica, Chaves began to work as a freelance writer. His first collection of poems, El Anónimo, was published in 1996. In 1997 his second poetry collection, Los animales que imaginamos, won the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Poetry Award (Mexico). Historias Polaroid was published in 2001 to critical and public acclaim, and it was shortlisted for the poetry prize at the International Poetry Festival of Medellín, Colombia, that year. During a sojourn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chaves published his fourth book, Chan Marshall, which marked his rise as one of Latin America's leading young poetic voices. Chan Marshall won the III Fray Luis de León Poetry Prize and was published in Spain by the influential poetry publisher Visor. In 2006 Chaves published Asfalto. A Road Poem, in which the author experiments more openly with prose poems and internal narrative. Some of his poems have been translated into German, English and Italian (by Raffaella Raganella, and those translations received an international prize from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio de Ascoli Piceno).

 Foto © Esteban Chinchilla
In 2009, Ediciones Perro Azul published an expanded, commemorative edition of Historias Polaroid and Asfalto in a single volume.

In 2010 Chaves published two collections of prose: El mundial 2010. Apuntes, published by Germinal, which contains chronicles of every game of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa; and 300 Páginas. Prosas, published by Lanzallamas, which includes Chaves' press articles written for different magazines and newspapers in Costa Rica and abroad between 2002 and 2010.

In 2011 Chaves published Monumentos Ecuestres, a poetry book.

Chaves was editor of Los Amigos de lo Ajeno, a poetry magazine distributed mainly in Costa Rica and Argentina. And he has been the coordinator of a writing workshop in San Jose since 2006.

He lives in San Jose, with his wife and two children.

Publications
  • El Anónimo

    San José: Editorial Guayacán, 1996

  • Los animales que imaginamos

    Mexico: CONACULTA, 1998:

  • Historias Polaroid

    San Jose: Ed. Perro Azul, 2000:

  • Chan Marshall

    Madrid, Visor, 2005

  • Asfalto. A Road Poem

    San Pedro: Ediciones Perro Azul, 2006

  • El mundial 2010. Apuntes

    Prosa

    San José: Editorial Germinal, 2010

  • 300 Páginas. Prosas

    San José: Lanzallamas, 2010

  • Monumentos Ecuestres

    San José: Editorial Germinal, 2011

  • La máquina de hacer niebla

    Sevilla, Ed. Isla de Siltola, 2012

  • Das Foto

    Berlin: Hochroth Verlag, 2012,

  • Hier drunter liegt was Besseres

    Berlin: Hochroth Verlag, 2013,

  • Iglú

    Poesía

    San José: Editorial Germinal, 2014

  • Salvapantallas

    Novela

    Buenos Aires: Seix Barral, 2015:

  • Während ich aus den Minusgraden zurückkehre und eine beiläufige Bemerkung vortäusche

    Lyrik spanisch-deutsch

    Aus dem Spanischen von Timo Berger

    Berlin: Verlag Hans Schiler, 2017

Prix
  • 1997 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Poetry Award (Mexico)

  • 2005 III Fray Luis de León Poetry Prize Spain

  • 2012 National Poetry Award "Aquileo. J. Echeverria" Costa Rica