Andrés Caicedo

Andres Caicedo was born in Cali, Colombia on September 29, 1951. In his short life, he wrote dozens of articles on film, several plays, screenplays, novellas, and countless short stories, with a prominent focus on social discord. He committed suicide at the age of 25.

I had always been fascinated by the fact that Latin America didn’t have an author equivalent to the European and North American urban authors, the closest being Vargas Llosa or Puig... I always felt that someone like Caicedo was missing, until I realized that it wasn’t that he didn’t exist he was just hidden, dead.
— Alberto Fuguet, author of The Movies of My Life
Andrés Caicedo speaks the language of youth. His stories take place on any neighborhood corner of any city. He speaks of the conflicts that touch them. He puts them face to face with their immediate reality, ultimately bringing literature closer to their lives.
— Pilar Quintana, author of Coleccionistas de polvos raros
Andrés Caicedo’s books deserve a predominant spot in the history of Latin American literature. They constitute one of the most lively, aggressive, tragic, intelligent and deeply entertaining oeuvres to be produced in many years.
— Sandro Romero-Rey and Luis Ospina
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BY ANDRÉS CAICEDO:

Cuentos completos
SHORT STORIES, 2014
Ojo al cine
ESSAYS, 2009
Noche sin fortuna
NOVEL, 2009
Mi cuerpo es una celda
MEMOIR, 2008
Calicalabozo
SHORT STORIES, 2008
Angelitos empantanados
SHORT STORIES, 2008
El cuento de mi vida
MEMOIR, 2007
El atravesado
NOVEL, 1997
¡Que viva la música!
NOVEL, 1977