Author(s): Luis Sepulveda
In the town of El Idilio, buried deep in the jungle on the bank of a small Amazon tributary, lives Antonio Bolivar, a recluse. This simple man has discovered a quiet passion for romantic tales, which he reads with great appetite.
'If Ernest Hemingway had been a magic realist he might have been able to write a story like this bitter and endearing fable. Luis Sepulveda is yet another strong and original writer from Chile' - Ursula K. Le Guin
Luis Sepulveda, born in northern Chile in 1949, has written short stories, novellas, plays and essays. Due to his political activities in the students' movement he was forced to leave Chile and then travelled through Latin America. In 1980, he moved to Germany where he lived for more than ten years with his family. He moved to Gijon in Spain in 1997. Sepulveda has won numerous literary awards and his work has been translated into over thirty languages.