Daniel Alarcón

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Daniel Alarcón’s novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, is a finalist for the 83rd Annual California Books Awards

To see the full list of nominees and read about the selection process, click here.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Daniel Alarcón named a PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award Finalist

We are thrilled to hear that Daniel Alarcón was named one of 5 finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Fiction Award, "America's largest peer-juried prize for fiction," for his novel At Night We Walk in Circles. The winner will be announced in early April. Learn more about the award and all five finalists here.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The New York Times profiles “Hot Talent” Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles

“Because Mr. Alarcón, 36, has a new novel out, At Night We Walk in Circles, a tragicomic account of the misadventures of a theater troupe on a tour of the Andes, it seems pertinent to ask: So which is it, a Peruvian or American writer? He quickly responds with another question: Why should I have to choose?” To read the full profile, click here.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

The New York Times Book Review raves about Daniel Alarcon's "layered, gorgeously nuanced" new novel, At Night We Walk In Circles

"Wise and engaging….a provocative study of the way war culture ensnares both participant and observer, the warping fascination of violence, and the disfiguring consequences of the roles we play in public…[a] layered, gorgeously nuanced work….the ending is a quiet bomb, as satisfying as it is ambiguous." To read the full review, click here.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Read Daniel Alarcón’s interview with The New Yorker:

Daniel Alarcón talks about his experiences visiting prisons in Lima and how they inspired his story “Collectors” in this week’s issue. He also gives us some insight into his writing process. “Collectors” was excerpted and adapted from his forthcoming novel, At Night We Walk in Circles, available October 31. Read the full interview here.
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