Do Too Many Latin American Novelists Deny Their Origins?

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By Andres Hax

The controversial Columbian novelist Marco Tulio Aguilera Garramuño gave a long interview with the cultural pages of La Vanguardia. Aguilera Garramuño, who was a finalist for the prestigious Alfaguara and Planeta prizes, has plenty to say about the state of Latin American fiction, as well as the importance of the major literary prizes in fomenting literature. “There is a tendency among Latin-American writers who have succeeded in Europe to deny their origins,” he remarked. “Many of them want to begin to write like Europeans and to be universal, and in doing so they forget their roots.” (Source: La Vanguardia. Barcelona, Spain)

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