Juan Cárdenas

Juan Cárdenas (1978) is a Colombian art critic, curator, translator and author of the novels Zumbido (451 Editores, 2010/ Periférica, 2017), Los estratos (Periférica, 2013), Ornamento (Periférica, 2015), Tú y yo, una novelita rusa (Cajón de sastre, 2016) and El diablo de las provincias (Periférica, 2017). He is also the author of the short story collection Carreras delictivas (451 Editores, 2008). He has translated the works of writers as William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Gordon Lish, David Ohle, J. M. Machado de Assis and Eça de Queirós. In 2014, his novel Los estratos received the Otras Voces Otros Ámbitos Prize. In May 2017, he was named by the Hay Festival in Bogotá as one of the 39 best Latin American writers under the age of 39., Cárdenas currently coordinates the Masters Program in Creative Writing at the Caro y Cuervo Institute in Bogotá, where he works as professor and researcher.

 

* REPRESENTED ON BEHALF OF EDITORIAL PERIFÉRICA

The works of Juan Cárdenas are disturbing and provocative.
— Catalina Holguín Jaramillo, Revista Arcadia
Both the lyricism and the democratic polyphonies that constitute the best Latin American literature are present here. Juan Cárdenas’s writing couldn’t be farther away from the standard language of literature that inches closer, every day, to the register of journalism and tawdriness.
— Marta Sanz, El confidencial
The novels of Juan Cárdenas make us feel like, every now and then, we understand the dread of history.
— Edmundo Paz Soldán, El boomeran(g)
Juan Cárdenas, colombiano, trastorna muchos de los presupuestos afables levantados alrededor del caminador. Los traslados en sus libros (Zumbido, o Los estratos, por ejemplo) son viajes a distintos tiempos y “estados”, propone cambios elípticos en el tiempo y el espacio, que terminan siendo también políticos.
— Sergio Chejfec
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BY JUAN CÁRDENAS:

El diablo de las provincias 
NOVEL, 2017
Ornamento
NOVEL, 2015
Los estratos
NOVEL, 2013
Zumbido
NOVEL, 2010
Carreras delictivas
STORIES, 2006