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Strategies for writing a thriller. Santiago Gamboa and Guillermo Martínez in conversation with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán

Cartagena 2020 , 

Santiago Gamboa is one of the most popular Colombian writers in his country and abroad. This philologist, diplomat, journalist and author of 16 books has just published Será larga la noche, whose characters include a boy, a Bogota public prosecutor, a journalist and a former FARC guerrilla who have to untangle a violent confrontation in a remote corner of Cauca. The Argentinean writer and mathematician Guillermo Martínez has recently won the Nadal Novel Prize for Los crímenes de Alicia. Set in Oxford in 1994, the novel tells of a series of crimes that occur when, after the publication of Lewis Carroll’s diaries, a young woman discovers that a key page has been mysteriously torn from the original diaries. They will talk about the challenges of writing suspense with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán.

Strategies for writing a thriller. Santiago Gamboa and Guillermo Martínez in conversation with Sergio Vila-Sanjuán