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Juan Gabriel Vásquez


Vásquez must be considered one of the most important emerging novelists in Latin-America. He has a doctorate in Latin American Literature, and has written three novels, as well as short stories and essays. In much of his work, he has addressed his homeland’s troubled history.

The Sound of Things Falling is set during the era of the drug lord Pablo Escobar. It sees Bogota law lecturer Antonio Yammara looking back at the life and death of his friend, an ex-pilot who is shot dead on a street corner.

Philippe Olle Laprune joins Vásquez in conversation in the author's main stage appearance at the festival


Vásquez regnes som en av de viktigste latinamerikanske samtidsforfatterne. Han ble tildelt den prestisjetunge IMPAC-prisen for Lyden av ting som faller i konkurranse med blant andre Karl Ove Knausgård.

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