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AUP student taking a photo of the Seine during Orientation.


A Conversation with Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Grenelle room 207 - 147 rue de Grenelle
Thursday, November 23, 2023 - 12:10 to 13:30

Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez - "one of the most impressive novelists currently writing in Latin America" (TLS) - will participate in a conversation with students about his latest novel, The Retrospective. Juan Gabriel Vásquez's books are currently published in 30 languages and have won, among others, the Premio Alfaguara, the Premio Gregor von Rezzori-Città di Firenze, the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award, the Premio Real Academia Española, the Premio Casa de Amèrica Latina de Lisboa, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana, the Prix Roger Caillois, the Premio bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa, and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. He has translated works by Joseph Conrad and Victor Hugo, among others, and has won two Simón Bolívar awards for his work as a journalist. His opinion columns appear in the Spanish newspaper El País. In 2016 he was named chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic; in 2018 he was awarded the Order of Isabel la Católica by the King of Spain; in 2022 he was distinguished in the United Kingdom as International Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


Seating is limited; those interested in reserving a place should contact Daniel Medin dmedinataup.edu.