Antonio Díaz Oliva (ADO) is a Chilean writer living in Chicago. He is the author of the novel La soga de los muertos (Alfaguara – Penguin Random House) and the short story collections La experiencia formativa, La experiencia deformativa y Las Experiencias (different independent publishers in Latin America).
He is also the editor of 20/40 and Estados Hispanos de América (Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana Made in USA), in which he brings together authors who write in Spanish and live in the United States such as Valeria Luiselli, Rodrigo Hasbún, Liliana Colanzi, Fernanda Trías, Yuri Herrera, and Carlos Yushimito, among several others.
He received the Roberto Bolaño Young Writers Award and the National Book Award for Best Story Collection of the Year. He was chosen by FIL-Guadalajara as one of the most outstanding Latin American writers born during the 80s. His journalism and essays have been published in Asymptote, Rolling Stone, Latin American Literature Today, Gatopardo, Letras Libres and El Malpensante.
He teaches bilingual creative writing and translation at Saint Xavier University, and freelances as a translator and screenwriter for different companies, including Duolingo, Adonde Media, and Neon Ediciones in Chile.