Juan Gabriel Vásquez


Born
in Bogotá, Colombia
January 01, 1973


Estudió Derecho en su ciudad natal, en la Universidad del Rosario, y después de graduarse, partió a Francia, donde se instaló en París (1996-99). Allí, en La Sorbona se doctoró en Literatura Latinoamericana. Luego se mudó a un pequeño pueblo de la región de Ardenas, en Bélgica. Después de un año de vivir allí, Vásquez se instaló en Barcelona. Actualmente vive cerca a su ciudad natal en Colombia.

Vásquez, que colabora en diversas revistas y suplementos culturales, también escribe ensayos y columnista del periódico colombiano El Espectador, ha tenido éxito de crítica. Sus relatos de Vásquez han aparecido en antologías de Alemania, Francia, España y Colombia, y sus novelas han sido traducidas en Inglaterra, Francia, Holanda, Italia y Polonia. A
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“There is no more disastrous mania, no more dangerous whim, than the speculation over roads not taken.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

“Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, and perhaps even depends on it. I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults, for we associate maturity with autonomy, the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us next. Disillusion comes sooner or later, but it always comes, it doesn’t miss an appointment, it never has.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

“Experience, or what we call experience, is not the inventory of our pains, but rather the learned sympathy towards the pain of others.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

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