Books by Roberto Bolaño

Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953, the finest Chilean writer of his generation, died of liver failure in Barcelona on July 15, 2003, at the age of 50.


WOES OF THE TRUE POLICEMAN by Roberto Bolaño
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Nevermind the lack of a resolution. The robust affirmation that the pursuit of literature is ennobling is sufficient recompense."
The much admired Chilean writer's final, unfinished novel is a seductive grab bag filled with the mysteries of sexuality and literature.  Read full book review >
THE THIRD REICH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A sluggish novel that gives few indications of the extraordinary work to come. "
From the acclaimed Chilean novelist (1953-2003), a recently discovered 1989 novel; this enigmatic look at power though the prism of war games is on a smaller scale than the two sprawling works that secured his reputation: The Savage Detectives (2007) and 2666 (2008).  Read full book review >
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Unquestionably the finest novel of the present century—and we may be saying the same thing 92 years from now."
Life and art, death and transfiguration reverberate with protean intensity in the late (1953-2003) Chilean author's final work: a mystery and quest novel of unparalleled richness. Read full book review >
THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES by Roberto Bolaño
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 3, 2007

"One of the most entertaining books about writers and their discontents since Boswell's Life of Johnson. A brilliant novel, fully deserving of its high international reputation."
The search for a missing poet is the nominal subject of the late (1953-2003) expatriate Chilean author's blazingly original 1998 masterpiece. Read full book review >
LAST EVENINGS ON EARTH by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Read Bolaño, and you'll understand what he means. "
Exile, alienation and a fatalistic sense of the impermanence of human connections and relations dominate this collection of 14 stories written by the late (1953-2003), brilliant Chilean author. Read full book review >
BY NIGHT IN CHILE by Roberto Bolaño
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2003

"One of the great Latin American novels, in an exemplary translation. Not to be missed."
Moral weakness and political collusion are the subtly developed themes of this terse 2000 novel, a first US publication for the late, great Chilean author (1953-2003). Read full book review >