WorldCat Identities

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel 1973-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 602 publications in 20 languages and 10,386 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Action and adventure fiction  Novels  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Compiler, Interviewer
Classifications: PQ8180.32.A797, 863.64
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Juan Gabriel Vásquez
 
Most widely held works by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
The sound of things falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

94 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde than disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realizes that his new friend has a secret, or rather several secrets. Antonio's fascination with the life of ex-pilot Ricardo Laverde begins by casual acquaintance in a seedy Bogotá billiard hall and grows until the day Ricardo receives a cassette tape in an unmarked envelope. Asking Antonio to find him somewhere private to play it, they go to a library. The first time he glances up from his seat in the next booth, Antonio sees tears running down Laverde's cheeks; the next, the ex-pilot has gone. Shortly afterwards, Ricardo is shot dead on a street corner in Bogotá by a guy on the back of a motorbike and Antonio is caught in the hail of bullets. Lucky to survive, and more out of love with life than ever, he starts asking questions until the questions become an obsession that leads him to Laverde's daughter. His troubled investigation leads all the way back to the early 1960s, marijuana smuggling and a time before the cocaine trade trapped a whole generation of Colombians in a living nightmare of fear and random death
Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

61 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential political cartoonist is paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life, work, and position in the world
The informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

79 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For anyone who has read the entire works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and is in search of a new Colombian novelist, then Juan Gabriel Vasquez's The Informers is a thrilling new discovery' Colm Toibin, Guardian 'A fine and frightening study of how the past preys upon the present' John Banville 'Like Sebald, Vasquez is interested in survivors and in the distortions of history and memory One of this year's outstanding books
The secret history of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

65 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by Joseph Conrad's "Nostromo" follows the story of Colombian-born José Altamirano, who reveals his integral role in the classic's writing and who pens his own version of events against a backdrop of a flourishing twentieth-century London and lawless Panama
Lovers on All Saints' Day : stories by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lovers on All Saints' Day is an emotional book that haunts, moves, and seduces. Juan Gabriel Vasquez, the brilliant novelist, now brings his keen eye and rich prose to the themes of love and memory in these seven powerful stories"--
The shape of the ruins : a novel by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

36 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sweeping novel of conspiracy theories, assassinations, and twisted obsessions by Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez"--
El enigma del cuatro by Ian Caldwell( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to decipher an ancient text that weaves a mathematical labyrinth within a love story, two researchers find a diary that may hold the key to the code, but when someone is killed, they realize that the book hides a dangerous secret
El arte de la distorsión by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

21 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of seventeen essays on a range of literary topics by the Colombian novelist
Gabo : the creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography with the narrative tension of an investigation and thoughtful and personal study of the life and legacy of Gabriel García Márquez, known as "Gabo" to all of Latin America, the 1982 Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of the globally-celebrated and critically-acclaimed masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Colombian journalist and law-school dropout grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia to become a pioneer of life-affirming literature, and to take part in the political struggles of the 70s and 80s - including a pivotal and previously unknown role in negotiations between Cuban leader Fidel Castro and American President Bill Clinton
Muerte escarlata by Walter Mosley( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and Vietnamese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viajes con un mapa en blanco by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una colección de ensayos sobre el arte de la novela, por el ganador del Premio IMPAC y el Premio Alfaguara de Novela. Los seres humanos, sostiene este libro, no hemos inventado la novela: es la novela la que nos ha inventado a nosotros. Pero ¿qué nos dan las novelas que no nos puede dar ninguna otra forma narrativa? ¿Qué lugar ocupan en nuestras vidas como individuos y como sociedades? ¿Por qué son, según Vásquez, una manera irremplazable de investigarnos a nosotros mismos, y cómo llevan a cabo sus sortilegios? De Cervantes a Conrad, de Tolstoi a Vargas Llosa, de Proust a Camus, estos ensayos proponen un elogio de ese género proteico y también, entre líneas, un lamento por su situación presente en un mundo que se le ha vuelto hostil. "Un novelista que escribe ensayos, y en particular si esos ensayos hablan del arte de la novela, es como un náufrago que manda coordenadas: quiere decirles a los demás cómo pueden encontrarlo. También, por supuesto, quiere encontrarse a sí mismo; en otras palabras, saber cómo debe leer las novelas que escribe. El ensayo es una exploración, una tentativa, una averiguación, y el novelista escribe para descubrir y trazar los límites de sus conocimientos y la forma de sus certezas. En ese sentido, podría decir uno, es un género confesional.' --Juan Gabriel Vásquez. "Juan Gabriel Vásquez lidera la generación de escritores que están reinventando la literatura latinoamericana para el siglo XXI." --Jonathan Franzen
Cuentos completos by Andrés Caicedo Estela( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Por primera vez, se puede encontrar en un solo volumen los cuentos completos de una auténtica leyenda literaria, Andrés Caicedo, en esta edición que incluye la reproducción de su primer relato, "El Ideal", inédito hasta el momento. Casi cuarenta años después de su muerte, la obra de este autor icónico de la literatura colombiana resulta más fascinante y rompedora que nunca. Andrés Caicedo es un fenómeno literario excepcional: cada libro suyo que se reedita parece que fuera una novedad. Su técnica narrativa sigue sorprendiendo y todas las constantes en su obra (el desacomodo social, las inquietudes existenciales, la dificultad para aceptar la realidad que nos rodea, el rechazo a toda convención ...) tienen absoluta actualidad. Relatos como "El atravesado", "Destinos fatales" y "Canibalismo" son títulos emblemáticos que forman parte de una obra cuentística que renovó la literatura en español. Una obra que se ha servido de inspiración a toda una generación por la angustia, el ímpetu y la rebeldía que Caicedo supo plasmar en ella, y que resulta hoy de plena vigencia."--Provided by publisher
Liveforever by Andrés Caicedo Estela( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild celebration of youth, hedonism and the transforming power of music. Maria del Carmen Huerta lives a respectable middle-class life in Colombia. One day she misses class, and discovers she cannot return to her ordinary existence but must pursue her passion for dancing across the city. We follow her from rumbas in car parks to concerts in shantytowns as she gives in to every desire - however dark
Río fugitivo by Edmundo Paz Soldán( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in Spanish and Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paranoia by Joseph Finder( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Cassidy hates his job as a low-level employee at a high-tech firm. When he fudges the rules to do a friend a favor, Corporate Security charges him with a crime-- and gives him a choice: go to prison or become a spy in a competitor's headquarters. At the new firm he becomes a star, finding hidden talents, raking in the bucks, driving a Porsche, living in a chic apartment, and dating the perfect girl. All he has to do to keep this dream intact is to betray everyone he cares about and everything he believes in. But when he tries to escape the control of Corporate Security, the real nightmare begins
Das Geräusch der Dinge beim Fallen by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogotá, Kolumbien, im Sommer 2009: Der Jura-Professor Antonio Yammara liest in der Zeitung von einem Nilpferd, das aus dem ehemaligen Privatzoo des legendären Drogenkönigs Pablo Escobar entflohen ist. Unmittelbar fühlt er sich in die Zeit zurückversetzt, als der Krieg zwischen Escobars Medellín-Kartell und den Regierungstruppen auf Kolumbiens Straßen eskalierte. Damals musste er hautnah miterleben, wie ein Freund ermordet wurde. Noch Jahre später quälen ihn die Erinnerungen. Bei seinen Nachforschungen über den Mord entdeckt Antonio, wie stark sein eigenes Leben und das seines Freundes von der gewaltsamen Vergangenheit des Landes bestimmt wurden. Das Geräusch der>>Dinge beim Fallen<<ist eine preisgekrönte Tour de Force und ein intimes Porträt einer Generation, die der Drogenhandel in einem lebendigen Albtraum gefangen hielt. Für diesen großen Roman wurde Juan Gabriel Vásquez mit dem mit $ 175.000 dotierten>>Premio Alfaguara de novela<<ausgezeichnet
De geheime geschiedenis van Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Colombiaan ziet frappante parallellen tussen zijn eigen leven en dat van de grote Pools-Britse schrijver Konrad Korzeniowski, beter bekend als Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Reputations : a novel by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the brilliant mind of the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sound of Things Falling, a powerful novel about a legendary political cartoonist.Javier Mallarino is a living legend. He is his country's most influential political cartoonist, the consciousness of a nation. A man capable of repealing laws, overturning judges' decisions, destroying politicians' careers with his art. His weapons are pen and ink. Those in power fear him and pay him homage.At sixty-five, after four decades of a brilliant career, he's at the height of his powers. But this all changes when he's paid an unexpected visit from a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to re-evaluate his life and work, questioning his position in the world.In Reputations, Juan Gabriel V&aacute;squez examines the weight of the past, how a public persona intersects with private histories, and the burdens and surprises of memory. In this intimate novel that recalls authors like Coetzee and Ian McEwan, V&aacute;squez plumbs universal experiences to create a masterful story, one that reverberates long after you turn the final page.From the Hardcover edition
Joseph Conrad : el hombre de ninguna parte by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al filo de la navaja : diez cuentos colombianos by Juan Gabriel Vásquez( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.15 for Paranoia / ... to 1.00 for The book c ...)

The secret history of Costaguana
Covers
The informersThe secret history of CostaguanaLovers on All Saints' Day : storiesEl enigma del cuatroEl arte de la distorsiónMuerte escarlataParanoiaJoseph Conrad : el hombre de ninguna parte
Alternative Names
Juan Gabriel Vásquez Colombia kirjanik

Juan Gabriel Vásquez Colombiaans schrijver

Juan Gabriel Vásquez Colombian writer

Juan Gabriel Vásquez écrivain colombien

Juan Gabriel Vásquez escriptor colombià

Juan Gabriel Vásquez kolumbianischer Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Vásquez J.G.

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel

Vasquez, Juan Gabriel 1973-

Васкес, Хуан Габриэль

Хуан Габріель Васкес

خوآن قابریل واسکس

خوان گابریل واسکز ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و مترجم کلمبیایی

바스케스, 후안 가브리엘 1973-

バスケス, フアン・ガブリエル

フアン・ガブリエル・バスケス

胡安•加夫列尔•巴斯克斯 哥伦比亚作家

Languages