The Bogotá39 authors

The 39 Bogotá39 authors, captured by Daniel Mordzinski.

The meeting of these 39 authors was the result of a widespread call to readers, publishers, literary agents and authors all over Latin America to put forward their own candidates. The event is also a perfect occasion to read and debate over contemporary Latin American narrative. More...

The ‘39 authors under 39’ were chosen by a jury of three well-known Colombian novelists: Piedad Bonnett, Héctor Abad Faciolince and Óscar Collazos.

Following the success of Bogotá39, Hay Festival launched the project Beirut39 in 2010. More information at:


Alejandro Zambra (Chile)