“the most erudite and inventive Colombian novelist writing today”
With the death of Gabriel García Márquez, the mantle of greatest living Colombian novelist has arguably passed to Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Whether dramatizing Conrad’s adventures in The Secret History of Costaguana or investigating the drug trade in The Sound of Things Falling (for which he won the International IMPAC Award in 2014), Vásquez’s explorations of the dark corners of Colombian history have established him as one of Latin America’s most exciting voices. His new novel, Reputations, explores ideas of memory and truth through the figure of a political cartoonist forced to confront an incident long buried in his past.
This event is chaired by journalist and broadcaster Mick Heaney.