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"Cañón’s strong and simple writing, which is touched by humor and magic realism, never falters.”
— The New Yorker

James was born and raised in Colombia. After majoring in Advertising in Bogotá, he moved to New York to study English. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
His debut novel, Tales from the Town of Widows & Chronicles from the Land of Men, has been published in over twenty countries. It won Le Prix du Premier Roman Étranger 2008 (Best First Foreign Novel Prize) and Le Prix des Lecteurs Vincennes 2008, and was a finalist for both the 2008 Edmund White Fiction Award, and a 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Best Debut Fiction. The American School Library Journal chose it as one of the “Ten Best Adult Book
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Description: The Other Widow is a short love story set in rural Colombia. It deals with the uncharted, mysterious ways of the human heart — but the two lovers in it just happen to be boys.
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“So what if those stupid roosters don't want to crow?
If we've learned to live without men, we can learn to live without cocks.”
James Cañón

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“So what if those stupid roosters don't want to crow?
If we've learned to live without men, we can learn to live without cocks.”
James Cañón




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message 6: by Saleh

Saleh Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 5: by James

James Hola Jessica-

Yes, it should be a fun event. I like Silvana Paternostro's work a lot. By the way, I read your interview on FC2. You were really, really good. Zero patience for stupid or misleading questions!


Jessica James!
I saw that you're going to be at El Museo del Barrio! If it weren't midweek, I'd be there, for sure...great show up there right now, btw...
saludos,
jessica


message 3: by Yessi

Yessi hai james
how r u?


message 2: by Ceci

Ceci Thanks for the add, James!! I'm looking forward to reading your book. :)


Alexander Hello! I miss Peacock Alley!


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