Daniel Alarcón

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Daniel Alarcón

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in Lima, Peru

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Daniel Alarcón’s fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Eyeshot and elsewhere. He is Associate Editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning monthly magazine based in his native Lima, Peru. His story collection, War by Candlelight, was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, and the British journal Granta recently named him one of the Best Young American Novelists. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship (2001), a Whiting Award (2004), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007). He lives in Oakland, California, and his first novel Lost City Radio was published in February 2007.

Average rating: 3.67 · 5,659 ratings · 898 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
At Night We Walk in Circles

3.63 avg rating — 1,704 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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Lost City Radio

3.65 avg rating — 1,615 ratings — published 2007 — 30 editions
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War by Candlelight: Stories

3.95 avg rating — 607 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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City of Clowns

3.74 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Secret Miracle: The Nov...

3.41 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Bogota 39

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Los provincianos

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El rey siempre está por enc...

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November 2013, Daniel Alarcón
"The Peruvian novelist follows a guerrilla theater troupe's exploits in At Night We Walk in Circles and recommends five gifted peers." ...More

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“The city was lovely. There could be no place in the world to which he belonged so completely.
That was why he'd always dreamed of leaving, and why he'd always been so afraid to go.”
Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

“You don’t sound like a scientist, you sound like a poet.”

Rey smiled, “Can I be both?”

But you’d rather be a poet.”

Who wouldn’t?” he said.”
Daniel Alarcón

“Nothing builds community like complaining.”
Daniel Alarcón, Lost City Radio

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