Alejandro Zambra is the author of two poetry collections, a book of essays and three novels, including Ways of Going Home. He was one of Granta’s Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists in 2010. He lives in Santiago and is a literature professor at Diego Portales University. ‘Reading Comprehension: Text No. 2’ is taken from Multiple Choice, forthcoming from Granta Books in the UK and Penguin Books in the US in 2016.