In Conversation: Carlos Yushimito & Santiago Roncagliolo | Granta Magazine

In Conversation: Carlos Yushimito and Santiago Roncagliolo

Carlos Yushimito & Santiago Roncagliolo

Translated by Ollie Brock

‘We shouldn’t just study people through their archives, but also by being witness to their dreams’

Carlos Yushimito

Carlos Yushimito is a Peruvian writer, born in Lima in 1977. He has published the short story collections El mago (The Magician, 2004), Las islas (The Islands, 2006), Equis (X, 2009), Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Lessons for a Child that is Late, 2011), Los bosques tienen sus propias puertas (Forests have their own Doors, 2013) and Rizoma (2015). In 2010 he was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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Santiago Roncagliolo

Roncagliolo was born in Lima, and his family temporarily left Peru for political reasons in 1977. His novel Pudor (2005) was made into a film and his political thriller Abril rojo received the Alfaguara Prize in 2006 and is published in English as Red April (2010). Memorias de una dama (2009), tracing the origins of the Mafia in Cuba, was censored and its publication is prohibited throughout the entire world. His latest novel La Pena Máxima (2014), is set in the 78 World Cup during the Argentinian dictatorship. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. In 2010, he was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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Translated by Ollie Brock

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