The Bolivian author of Palestinian background, Rodrigo Hasbún, was included on the Bogotá39 2007 list, made up of 39 of the best Latin American fiction writers under the age of 40. His latest novel, Los años invisibles (2019), is set in Cochabamba in the 1990s and contemporary Houston. A group of teenagers experience a turbulent last year of school, with each of them involved in a number of affairs, including one with a teacher twice his age. 20 years later, a friend of this group decides to tell these stories. The Mexican writer and political scientist Emiliano Monge, one of the Bogotá39 2017 generation, presents his latest non-fiction novel, No contar todo (2018), a story about the Monges and about Mexico. The book talks about the need to escape from others and from oneself; about abandonment, love and sexism; about that which is said, that which is hinted at and that which remains unsaid; about lies and the different violences we face. In conversation with Sophie Hughes.
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