Event 26

Juan Gabriel Vásquez in conversation with Philippe Sands


Venue: Hay Castle Clore Learning Space

The life of Colombian film director Sergio Cabrera is the backdrop for a story about the relationship between parents and children marked by political ideas and fanaticism. From the Spanish Civil War to the exile of his Republican family in Latin America, and from the Cultural Revolution in China to the guerrilla movements of 1960s Latin America, not only will do we discover a series of extraordinary adventures, but also a devastating portrait of the forces that for half a century turned the world upside down and created the one we now inhabit.

Regarded as one of the most important Latin American novelists working today, the author has published seven novels, including The Informers and The Sound of Things Falling, two volumes of short stories – The All Saints’ Day Lovers and Canciones para el incendio – and two collections of literary essays.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He attends the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. His books include the Baillie Gifford Prize-winning East West Street, The Ratline and The Colony.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez in conversation with Philippe Sands