Gabo & Bolaño – Andres Neuman, Juan Villoro and Carolina Sanin talk to Richard Gwyn

03/06/2017, 10:00 - 11:30


Two of the finest living Latin American writers will feature at this year’s Hay Festival, in an event curated by the University’s Director of Creative Writing.

In Gabo & Bolaño, a trio of leading contemporary writers from across Latin America are gathered to discuss the acclaimed work of the late, great Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Bolaño.

Acclaimed writer and journalist from Colombia, Nobel Laureate García Márquez is perhaps best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude, and remains the best known and loved of all the Latin American writers of the ‘Boom’ period. Chilean novelist and short-story writer Roberto Bolaño is widely recognised as the most significant Latin American literary voice of his generation, leaving behind award-winner novels 2666 and The Savage Detectives on his death in 2003, aged just 50.

Great voices of contemporary Latin American literature Argentinian Andres Neuman, Carolina Sanin of Colombia and Mexican Juan Villoro will discuss the impact of these two masters, with poet, novelist and translator Richard Gwyn as chair.


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