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Alarcón, Daniel 1977-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 252 publications in 10 languages and 6,928 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  War fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Interviews  Handbooks and manuals  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Narrator, Editor, Artist, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3601.L333, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Daniel Alarcón
 
Most widely held works by Daniel Alarcón
Lost City Radio : a novel by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

52 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful and searing novel of three lives fractured by a civil war For ten years, Norma has been the voice of consolation for a people broken by violence. She hosts Lost City Radio, the most popular program in their nameless South American country, gripped in the aftermath of war. Every week, the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios listen as she reads the names of those who have gone missing, those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Loved ones are reunited and the lost are found. Each week, she returns to the airwaves while hiding her own personal loss: her husband disappeared at the end of the war. But the life she has become accustomed to is forever changed when a young boy arrives from the jungle and provides a clue to the fate of her long-missing husband
At night we walk in circles : a novel by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a breathtaking, suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall. Nelson's life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man, his brother has left their South American country and moved to the United States, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother, and his acting career can't seem to get off the ground. That is, until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by Nelson's hero, Henry Nunez, leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre. And that's when the real trouble begins. The tour takes Nelson out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of the civil war. With each performance, Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming hopelessly entangled in their complicated lives, until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos. Nelson's fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson's story-and perhaps closer to it than he lets on. In sharp, vivid, and beautiful prose, Alarcón delivers a compulsively readable narrative and a provocative meditation on fate, identity, and the large consequences that can result from even our smallest choices."--
The king is always above the people : stories by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A slyly political collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles. Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcon's hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. In "The Thousands," people are on the move and forging new paths; hope and heartbreak abound. A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives' mysterious deaths and his father's mental breakdown and incarceration in "The Bridge." A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in "The Ballad of Rocky Rontal." And in the tour de force novella, "The Auroras", a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city, only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, The King is Always Above the People reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world"--
War by candlelight : stories by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine short stories about people who have been displaced by war or economic crises take readers from the jungles and the streets of Lima, Peru, to the sites of dangerous border crossings, and to intimate New York apartments. Something is happening around the globe: mass movements of peoples, dislocations of language and culture in the wake of war and economic crises. Our world is changing. In this exquisite collection, Daniel Alarcon takes the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. These are lives at the margins of the globalized and not yet globalized worlds. The stories of those who shuttle between them and never quite feel at home in the cities where they were born. An unrepentant terrorist remembers where it all began. A would be emigrant contemplates the ramifications of leaving and never coming back; a reporter turns in his pad and pencil for the inglorious costume of a street clown. War by Candlelight is a devastating portrait of a world in flux. Daniel Alarcon is an extraordinary new voice in literary fiction--one you will not soon forget
The secret miracle : the novelist's handbook( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world?s best contemporary novelists?from Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem to Alaa Al Aswany and Mario Vargas Llosa?engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction. Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write
City of clowns by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gorgeously rendered graphic novel of Daniel Alarcon's story City of Clowns. Oscar "Chino" Uribe is a young Peruvian journalist for a local tabloid paper. After the recent death of his philandering father, he must confront the idea of his father's other family, and how much of his own identity has been shaped by his father's murky morals. At the same time, he begins to chronicle the life of street clowns, sad characters who populate the violent and corrupt city streets of Lima, and is drawn into their haunting, fantastical world. This remarkably affecting story by Daniel Alarcon was included in his acclaimed first book, War by Candlelight, and now, in collaboration with artist Sheila Alvarado, it takes on a new, thrilling form. This graphic novel, with its short punches of action and images, its stark contrasts between light and dark, truth and fiction, perfectly corresponds to the tone of Chino's story. With the city of Lima as a character, and the bold visual language from the story, City of Clowns is moving, menacing, and brilliantly vivid"--
The book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood. This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nine years after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed Peruvian-American writer Daniel Alarcon, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Emma was an illegitimate child, raised in a windowless room in Bogota with no water or toilet and only ingenuity to keep her and her sister alive. Abandoned by their mother, she and her sister moved to a Catholic convent housing 150 orphan girls, where they washed pots, ironed and mended laundry, scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, sewed garments and decorative cloths for the nuns--and lived in fear of the Devil. Illiterate and knowing nothing of the outside world, Emma escaped at age nineteen, eventually coming to have a career as an artist and to befriend the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as European artists and intellectuals. Far from self-pitying, the portrait that emerges from this clear-eyed account inspires awe at the stunning early life of a gifted writer whose talent remained hidden for far too long"--Provided by publisher
The best American mystery stories 2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends
Guerra en la penumbra : cuentos by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish translation of "War by candlelight". Short stories by the Peruvian born author
El rey siempre está por encima del pueblo by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction An unforgettable collection of stories from Daniel Alarcón, one of the New Yorker's 20 best writers under 40, and one of the best storytellers of our time. Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcón's hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. In "The Thousands," people are on the move and forging new paths; hope and heartbreak abound. A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives' mysterious deaths and his father's mental breakdown and incarceration in "The Bridge." A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in "The Ballad of Rocky Rontal." And in the tour de force novella, "The Auroras", a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city, only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, The King is Always Above the People reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world
At night we walk in circles by Daniel Alarcón( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson's life is not turning out the way he hoped-until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a play by Nelson's hero. Then the real trouble begins. The tour takes Nelson across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of civil war. With each performance Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming entangled in their complicated lives until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos
Ciudad de payasos by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chino, un periodista joven en un diario chicha, enfrenta la muerte de su padre. Al mismo tiempo, empieza a escribir una crónica sobre payasos callejeros, esos tristes personajes que pululan por una Lima violenta y corrupta. Este relato de Daniel Alarcón fue incluído en su aclamado primer libro (Guerra a la luz de las velas) y ahora, en colaboración con la artista Sheila Alvarado, adquiere una nueva dimensión
Underground America : narratives of undocumented lives by Peter Orner( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underground America presents the remarkable oral histories of men and women living without legal status and struggling to carve a life for themselves in the U.S.--[Book jacket]
Guerra a la luz de las velas by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king is always above the people : stories by Daniel Alarcón( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A slyly political collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight and At Night We Walk in Circles. Migration. Betrayal. Family secrets. Doomed love. Uncertain futures. In Daniel Alarcon's hands, these are transformed into deeply human stories with high stakes. In "The Thousands," people are on the move and forging new paths; hope and heartbreak abound. A man deals with the fallout of his blind relatives' mysterious deaths and his father's mental breakdown and incarceration in "The Bridge." A gang member discovers a way to forgiveness and redemption through the haze of violence and trauma in "The Ballad of Rocky Rontal." And in the tour de force novella, "The Auroras", a man severs himself from his old life and seeks to make a new one in a new city, only to find himself seduced and controlled by a powerful woman. Richly drawn, full of unforgettable characters, The King is Always Above the People reveals experiences both unsettling and unknown, and yet eerily familiar in this new world"--
El nuevo cuento latinoamericano( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B39 : antología de cuento latinoamericano( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Emma Reyes : a memoir by Emma Reyes( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary discovery: an extraordinary account, in the tradition of The House on Mango Street and Angela's Ashes, of a Colombian woman's harrowing childhood This astonishing memoir was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nearly a decade after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel García Márquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, and translated and introduced by acclaimed writer Daniel Alarcón, it describes in vivid, painterly detail the remarkable courage and limitless imagination of a young girl growing up with nothing. Emma Reyes was an illegitimate child, raised in a windowless room in Bogotá with no water or toilet and only ingenuity to keep her and her sister alive. Abandoned by their mother, she and her sister moved to a Catholic convent housing 150 orphan girls, where they washed pots, ironed and mended laundry, scrubbed floors, cleaned bathrooms, sewed garments and decorative cloths for the nuns--and lived in fear of the Devil. Illiterate and knowing nothing of the outside world, Emma escaped at age nineteen, eventually establishing a career as an artist and befriending the likes of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as European artists and intellectuals. The portrait of her childhood that emerges from this clear-eyed account inspires awe at the stunning early life of a gifted writer whose talent remained hidden for far too long. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Di notte camminiamo in tondo by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los provincianos by Daniel Alarcón( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lost City Radio : a novel
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War by candlelight : storiesThe secret miracle : the novelist's handbookGuerra en la penumbra : cuentosEl rey siempre está por encima del puebloCiudad de payasosUnderground America : narratives of undocumented livesGuerra a la luz de las velasEl nuevo cuento latinoamericano
Alternative Names
Alarcón, Daniel

Alarḳon, Daniʾel 1977-

Daniel Alarcón Amerikaans romanschrijver

Daniel Alarcón écrivain américain

Daniel Alarcón escritor peruano-estadounidense

Daniel Alarcón US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

אלרקון, דניאל 1977-

دنیل الرکان نویسنده آمریکایی

アラルコン, ダニエル

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