Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Colombian born, Juan Gabriel Vásquez is both one of most promising Latin American writers and a very accomplished novelist, whose work has been received with great admiration and has been translated to several languages. Aside from writing novels, short stories and essays, Vásquez, has translated works from E.M. Forster, Victor Hugo, and John Hersey into Spanish, is a regular contributor to various magazines and journals, and writes a weekly opinion column for the newspaper El Espectador.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, an itinerant writer, received a Law degree from la Universidad del Rosario in Columbia and his Ph.D. in Literature from the Sorbonne in Paris. After finishing graduate school, he lived in Belgium and at the moment resides in Barcelona, but plans to return to Colombia in 2013.