Books by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

THE SHAPE OF THE RUINS by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A fine work of art about the blurry line between truth and artifice."
A novelist becomes embroiled in conspiracy theories surrounding political assassinations in his native Colombia. Read full book review >
REPUTATIONS by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A brisk and sophisticated study of a conscience in crisis."
A Colombian political cartoonist has second thoughts about a takedown he delivered decades earlier. Read full book review >
LOVERS ON ALL SAINTS' DAY by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Lackluster accounts of men feeling sorry for themselves. Sometimes while hunting."
Newly translated stories from the author of The Sound of Things Falling (2013, etc.).Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Toward the end of the novel, Yammara comments that Maya wrinkles her brow 'like someone who's on the verge of understanding something,' and this ambiguous borderland where things don't quite come into coherent focus is where most of the characters remain."
An odd coincidence leads Antonio Yammara, a law professor and narrator of this novel from Latin American author Vásquez (The Informers, 2009, etc.), deep into the mystery of personality, both his own and especially that of Ricardo Laverde, a casual acquaintance of Yammara before he was gunned down on the streets of Bogotá. Read full book review >
THE SECRET HISTORY OF COSTAGUANA by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"To read this novel is to enter a Borgesian rabbit hole—it's a fiction that purports to tell the truth obscured by another fiction—yet its strangeness helps make it both brave and engaging."
An ambitious picaresque tale about civil war, love, propaganda and the Panama Canal, delivered with verve and wit. Read full book review >
THE INFORMERS by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2009

"An impassioned exploration of how the past erupts into the present and continues to shape our personalities and our fates."
Leisurely paced, intensely focused tale of collusion and intrigue, spotlighting Colombia's German community before, during and after World War II. Read full book review >