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Marginalia: Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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A conversation about political cartoons, translation, Shakespeare, and Reputations... with Juan Gabriel Vásquez.


Colombian author, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, is best known for his novel, The Sound of Things Falling. Before his novels were published--he has several--he earned degrees in law and Latin American Literature, worked as a translator, and wrote political columns for publications in Colombia, London and Madrid. I caught up with him via Skype from Bogota, Colombia to talk about his novel Reputations, which will be released in paperback next week..

I’m Beth Golay, this is Marginalia, and here’s our conversation:

And if you listened to the commentary on-air, this is what you heard:

Juan Gabriel Vásquez | Marginalia, the commentary


Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez was translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean and was published by Riverhead Books.

Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita.

Editor: Lu Anne Stephens
Engineer: Jon Cyphers
Producer: Beth Golay