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Siu Kam Wen (Xiao Jinrong) was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China, in 1950, but grew up in Lima, Peru, where he learned to speak and write in Spanish. He has published the collections of short stories El tramo final, a landmark in the history of Peruvian literature, and La primera espada del imperio; and the novels La estatua en el jardín, El furor de mis ardores, La vida no es una tómbola, El verano largo and Viaje a Ítaca. Two of his books have been translated into Chinese and are awaiting publication in 2020. He has lived in Hawaii since 1985.