Luis Sepúlveda was a Chilean writer, film director, journalist and political activist who fought against Augusto Pinochet
and his regime in Chile. His full name was Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura. He wrote The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly
and The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
, which was his first novel that conquered the literary scene in the 1980s.
On March 1, 2020 he was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19
, from which he subsequently died on April 16.