Juan Manuel Robles

Juan Manuel Robles

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Lima, 1978

Juan Manuel Robles was chosen one of the best writers from Latin America under the age of 39 by Hay Festival's Bogotá 39 list.

He is the author of Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría (Seix Barral, 2015), one of the most celebrated novels in the last years in Perú. His widely praised last work of fiction, No somos cazafantasmas (Seix Barral, 2018) gathers seven short works masterfully uncovering latent cyber-paranoia and technology-related threats.

After spending his formative years in Perú, he moved to New York City where he was a recipient of a MFA Creative Writing Fellowship at the NYU. He lives in Lima, where he is a regular contributor to Letras Libres, Etiqueta Negra and Courrier International.

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“Juan Manuel Robles is a powerful and complete writer, an author with an admirable narrative strength”

—Antonio Muñoz Molina

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“One of the most promising journalists and novelists in Latin America"

—Jorge Carrión

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Named as One of the 39 best Latin American authors under the age of 39

by the Hay Festival in Bogotá

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Finalist for the 2008 Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Award

(FNPI)