at The Wheeler Centre

Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vasquez: Truth and Fiction

Join us for a unique opportunity to share the company of two of the most inventive – and critically acclaimed – writers working in Spanish today, both of them award-winning novelists, translators and social commentators. Spaniard Javier Cercas (The Speed of Light, Anatomy of a Moment), and Colombian Juan Gabriel Vásquez (The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana) explore their mutual interest in writing, the connections between truth, fiction and history, and the frontier between politics, society and morality. In conversation with Lilit Thwaites.

Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vásquez are in Australia as guests of Adelaide Writers' Week, a program of the 2012 Adelaide Festival, with the support of the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney.


Portrait of Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas is a Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist.

Portrait of Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Juan Gabriel Vasquez is a Colombian novelist and translator.


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