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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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“ Today, Juan Manuel Robles is “the” peruvian writer”

— Gabriel Ruiz Ortega


Juan Manuel Robles

LIMA, 1978

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.

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