Marcelo Leonart is a writer, playwright, theater director and scriptwriter. His story Maribel bajo el brazo (1998) won the Juan Rulfo Story Award. He has published Mujer desnuda fumando en la ventana (1999) and La educación (2012), two volumes of stories, as well as the novels Fotos de Laura (2012), La Patria (2012) Lacra (2013) and Pascua (2015). In 2015, his novel El libro rojo de la Historia de Chile (2016) was chosen as one of seven finalists for the Herralde Novel Award. In 2004, he founded the company La Fusa (later called the La Pieza Oscura) with writer Nona Fernández, with whom he has put on plays such as Grita (2004), El taller (2012) and Liceo de niñas (2015).