Santiago Elordi (1960) is a Chilean writer. His work is versatile and difficult to categorize. He has lived a wanderer’s life, and besides a writer he has also been a translator, a night watchman at a hotel, a miner, a documentary filmmaker, and a diplomat. In 1990, he founded Noreste, a newsprint journal of made-up news that was a cultural reference point for an entire generation during Chile’s oppressive military dictatorship. His documentary Punto Z chronicles his journey, along with painter Kate MacDonald, through Mato Grosso, Brazil, following in the footsteps of British explorer Percy Fawcett. His poetry, fiction, and documentary films, as well as his social art, emphasize the lack of borders between genres, exploring the possibilities of art as a way of life. He lives in London.