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 es autor de cinco novelas "oficiales" , aunque escribió otras cuando tenía 23 y 25 años de edad, que él prefiere eliminar. "Me gustaría que me dejaran olvidar esa parte de mi pasado. Me tomo ese derecho", ha dicho.

Vásquez, que colabora en diversas revistas y suplementos culturales, también escribe ensayos y columnista del periódico colombiano
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“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.”
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“There is no more disastrous mania, no more dangerous whim, than the speculation over roads not taken.”
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“Experience, or what we call experience, is not the inventory of our pains, but rather the learned sympathy towards the pain of others.”
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