Born in Santiago, Chile in 1954, Rubén Palma grew up in one of Santiago’s larger, working-class quarters of that time. He left Chile in 1973, immediately following the coup. Since 1974, he has resided in Denmark and is now a Danish citizen.
Employed by the Danish Red Cross since 1985, he is a member of the Danish Author’s Society and has published three works of fiction in Denmark to critical praise, Letter to Denmark, Meeting with Denmark, and The Trail We Leave. His two plays, To the Flesh—To the Heart and The Trade were published and performed in Denmark.