Born in Lima in 1968, Gustavo Rodriguez lived in Trujillo on the North coast of Peru from the ages of five to sixteen years old. This time made a definite impression on him and which can be seen in his first novel, The Fury of Achilles (2001).
Chilean author Alberto Fuguet declared: «My editor, Gabriel Sandoval, had told me about a Peruvian novel that I would like, a kind of Vargas Llosa’s The time of the Hero, a contemporary and endearing read, referring to The Fury of Achilles. Rodriguez is one of those voices that surprise precisely because he does not boast of nourishing from literature. Not reading him is not permitted as an indulgence.»