Through exceptional works that include The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and The Sound of Things Falling, Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez has delved into his country's complex history and present. His work has received several international awards, including Spain's Premio Alfaguara and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The French Ministry of Culture recently made him Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has also translated, from French and English into Spanish, several authors who include Joseph Conrad and Victor Hugo. The Barnard International Artists Series is honored to host Vásquez who will read from and discuss his new novel, The Shape of the Ruins, deemed by Mario Vargas Llosa to be "one of the great novels of recent years."
Light refreshments will be served. Book sales by Book Culture and 10%-off sales for attendees.
This event is free and open to the public.