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Pablo Montoya in conversation with Karim Ganem Maloof

La sombra de Oriente

Jericó 2022, 

Pablo Montoya (Colombia) is the author of six novels and several books of essays, poems and short stories. He has been awarded a number of outstanding literary awards, such as the 2015 Rómulo Gallegos Prize for his powerful Tríptico de la infamia, the 2016 José Donoso Prize and the 2017 José María Arguedas Prize for Fiction. His most recent novel is La sombra de Orión which tells the story of Pedro Cadavid, a university lecturer who returns to Medellin, disillusioned after many years in Paris, to reunite with his city just after Operation Orion, a military intervention in District 13 that left many dead and missing. Cadavid reflects in horror on the hypocrisy, indifference and cruelty of the reality around him. Montoya talks about his latest book with Karim Ganem Maloof.