Daniel Alarcón

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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.

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At Night We Walk in Circles

3.62 avg rating — 2,319 ratings — published 2013 — 28 editions
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Lost City Radio

3.67 avg rating — 1,981 ratings — published 2007 — 31 editions
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War by Candlelight

3.95 avg rating — 726 ratings — published 2005 — 18 editions
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The King Is Always Above th...

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City of Clowns

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The Secret Miracle: The Nov...

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La balada de Rocky Rontal

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Bogota 39

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Los provincianos

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Ausencia

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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 Alarcon

“That morning, he was afraid of becoming old, and it was a very specific kind of old age he feared, one which had nothing to do with the number of years since your birth. He feared the premature old age of missed opportunities.”
Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles

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