Oscar Hahn is a Chilean writer and poet. Hahn earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Chile and his Masters at the University of Iowa. While teaching in Chile, he was forced into exile to the United States by the military coup of 1973. He then earned his Phd at the University of Maryland. Hahn later worked as a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Iowa for over 30 years. His books have been translated into English, Greek, German, Italian, French, and Portuguese. He has won many important awards, including the Ibero-American Pablo Neruda Award, the Chilean National Prize, and the International Loewe Award. He currently lives in Chile where he continues to write.