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“Juan Manuel Robles is a powerful and complete writer, an author with an admirable narrative strength”
— Antonio Muñoz Molina
“One of the most promising journalists and novelists in Latin America"
— Jorge Carrión
“ Today, Juan Manuel Robles is “the” peruvian writer”
— Gabriel Ruiz Ortega
Juan Manuel Robles
Juan Manuel Robles is a writer, journalist and teacher. 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 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, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016 (Spanish Edition), and a Best Book of the Year to Understand Latin America at El País.
In 2007 he was named by the Hay Festival in Bogotá as one of the 39 best Latin American authors under the age of 40.
"Robles explores the literary dimensions of the historical document; “Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría” unearths the history of personal memories” — Iván de la Nuez
"Robles' outstanding novel explores nostalgic terrain through 80s and 90s children’s fantasies." — BBC MUNDO
“A luminescent, peaceful, ingenious, and ironic novel from one of the best Latin American writers” — Raúl Peñaranda, Página Siete
"The Peruvian writer explained that this approximation "facilitates being read in distinct contexts"" —ADN Radio
“One of the most promising journalists and novelists in Latin America" —Jorge Carrión, New York Times
"Stories that mix technological and futuristic components without overlooking human feelings” — José Miguel Silva, Libros a mí
“Robles is one of the most interesting contemporary writers. He combines fact and fiction to recreate historical moments” —TV Perú
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“His stories could easily fill an entire season of ‘Black Mirror’ and spark a certain paranoia required for us to start questioning the present world” —Michael Machacuay, La República
“An unsettling universe portraying the ways in which technology may manipulate our memories” — Edmundo Paz Soldán
“An excellent novel whose unique, particular tone is based upon a variety of genres and strategies, ranging from spy novels, non-fiction, intellectual inquiry, and political thrillers” —Luis García Montero
"Robles’ disturbing novel “Nuevos juguetes de la Guerra Fría” is a spies’ story that analyzes memory and the novelist’s work”—Gonzalo Pajares