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Juan Gabriel Vasquez


In the third podcast in this series, PhD student Malachi McIntosh interviews the acclaimed Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Longlisted for the Warwick Writing Prize in 2009, a nominated member of the Bogotá39 – the group of the thirty-nine most influential Latin American authors under the age of thirty-nine, and the recipient of near-universal acclaim for his first novel, The Informers, Vásquez is one of Latin America’s rising literary stars.

Including a discussion of the major themes of Vásquez’s first work and his most recent novel, The Secret History of Costaguana, and an elaboration of the author’s personal literary philosophy, this podcast is the author’s first filmed English-language interview.

Further Reading

Books by the author


Recommended Further Reading

The Informers (2008)
Shu-Mei Shih. "Global Literature and the Technologies of Recognition."PMLA 119.1 (2004) Aijaz Ahmad. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (1992)
The Secret History of Costaguana (2010)
New York Times: "In 1940s Colombia, Blacklists and 'Enemy Aliens'"
Arif Dirlik. The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism (1997)

Criticas: "Breaking Free: Colombian Writers Get Personal"
Susan Brouillette. Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace (2007)

Thinking Aloud links to Warwick library where books are available and Amazon where they are not

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Juan Gabriel Vasquez

15:58, Tue 18 May 2010

Malachi McIntosh interviews author Juan Gabriel Vasquez


The Informers

The Informers (2008)
Guardian review

The Secret History of Costaguana

The Secret History of Costaguana (2010)