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Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Biography

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vásquez‘s previous books include the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING, and Man Booker International finalist THE SHAPE OF THE RUINS, as well as the award-winning REPUTATIONS, THE INFORMERS, THE SECRET HISTORY OF COSTAGUANA and the story collection LOVERS ON ALL SAINTS' DAY. His books have been published in 28 languages worldwide. After 16 years in Europe, he now lives in Bogotá.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Books by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Fiction, Short Stories

The characters in SONGS FOR THE FLAMES are men and women touched by violence --- sometimes directly, sometimes only in passing --- but whose lives are changed forever, consumed by fire and by unexpected encounters and unyielding forces. A photographer becomes obsessed with the traumatic past that an elegant woman, a fellow guest staying at a countryside ranch, would rather leave behind. A military reunion forces a soldier to confront a troubling history, both personal and on a larger scale. And the search for a book leads a writer to the fascinating story of why a woman is buried next to a graveyard, rather than in it --- and the remarkable account of her journey from France to Colombia as a child orphan.

by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When a man is arrested at a museum for attempting to steal the bullet-ridden suit of a murdered Colombian politician, few notice. But soon this thwarted theft takes on greater meaning as it becomes a thread in a widening web of popular fixations with conspiracy theories, assassinations and historical secrets. And it haunts those who feel that only they know the real truth behind these killings.

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.