Born in Cochabmaba, Hasbún has published the book of short stories Cinco (2006) and the novel El lugar del cuerpo (2007). Awarded the Latin Union Prize for the Most Original Spanish American Short Fiction, he was part of the issue that Zoetrope: All-Story dedicated to emerging Latin American fiction. His writing has been included in various anthologies and two of this stories have been made into films, for which he also co-wrote the screenplays. He lives in Ithaca, New York. In 2011, Duomo Ediciones will publish Los dias más felices, his second collection of short stories. ‘The Place of Losses’ is a new story.