Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Monday, June 23, 2014

Juan Gabriel Vasquez wins the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for The Sound of Things Falling!

Juan Gabriel Vasquez and translator Anne McLean win the prestigious 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for their work, The Sound of Things Falling! Vasquez is the first South American author to win the award. Read more about the prize here.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

The critics are raving about Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Sound of Things Falling, available now!


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NPR hails Juan Gabriel Vasquez's The Sound of Things Falling and Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed as Best of the Summer!

NPR highlighted six of the best books of Summer 2013 and two Riverhead titles were listed: And the Mountains Echoed and The Sound of Things Falling. Check out what they had to say here!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Associated Press on The Secret History of Costaguana

“Vasquez proves himself again as one of the most talented in a new generation of post-Gabriel Garcia Marquez Colombian writers… the story is well planned, researched and executed… the book shines with all its humor and intrigue…” More...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Juan Gabriel Vasquez reflects on Colombia’s violence and literature of conflict

Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Secret History of Costaguana, and fellow Colombian writer Hector Abad Faciolince explore the reasons behind Colombia’s long history of violence and the possible emergence of a “national literature of conflict” in reaction to this history. Read the full article here.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Wall Street Journal on Juan Gabriel Vásquez's "exceptional new novel" The Secret History of Costaguana

“Mr. Vásquez… displays a keen emotional and moral awareness. The Secret History of Costaguana is a cunning tribute to a classic, but it also stands on its own merits as a dense and involving story about men who are either manipulating history or finding themselves at the barrel-end of it.” More...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Washington Post's Best Books of 2009

Critics from The Washington Post have weighed in on the books of 2009 and three Riverhead books made the cut. Joel Richard Paul’s Unlikely Allies was a pick for best of in American History, and  Nick Hornby’s Juliet Naked and Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger made the fiction list. Plus, Jonathan Yardley picked Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers as the Best Novel of 2009.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Morning News' Tournament of Books longlists four Riverhead books

For the first time in six years the Morning News has released their long list for the 2010 Tournament of Books, and Riverhead is well represented with Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women, Nami Mun’s Miles from Nowhere, Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers. The short list as well as the judges will be announced in January.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Riverhead books on Amazon's Best of 2009 List

The “Best of 2009” lists are starting to pop up and five Riverhead books made Amazon’s list: Nick Hornby’s Juliet, Naked, Maile Meloy’s Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, David Owen’s Green Metropolis, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers (which landed in the top ten!) Plus, Aleksandar Hemon's Love and Obstacles made the top ten for short stories. Check out the full list here.

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