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Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Biography

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vásquez‘s books include the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller, THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING, as well as the award-winning THE INFORMERS, THE SECRET HISTORY OF COSTAGUANA and the story collection LOVERS ON ALL SAINTS' DAY. Vásquez’s novels have been published in 28 languages worldwide. After 16 years in France, Belgium and Spain, he now lives in Bogotá.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Books by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Fiction

Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage. At 65, after four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world.

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Fiction

An article transports Antonio Yammara back to when the war between Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Troubled by disturbing memories of a friend's murder, Antonio begins to discover the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past.