Mi cuerpo es una celda
Andrés Caicedo with Alberto Fuguet

MEMOIR | 2008 | 158 pages

On March 4, 1977, hours after having received the first copy of¡Que viva la música!, the novel that would become the Colombian cult novel, Andrés Caicedo took sixty sleeping pills. He was found with his head lying on his typewriter. He was twenty-five years old. Thirty-one years later, through the award-winning chilean author Alberto Fuguet, Caicedo is back and ready to face the world with some of his most intimate writings yet. Already a myth in his home country, in this book Caicedo tells his own story, in his own words.

Drawing from an impressive number of letters and unpublished notes and diaries, Fuguet “directs and produces” a posthumous book that seems to have been written with the fury and urgency of life itself. This unusual autobiography is a unique document, narrated in the first person, that registers what Caicedo felt, saw and experienced.

Andrés Caicedo craved and searched for fame in both literature and film. He didn’t leave a legal testament, but in conversations with his family it was very clear that what he wrote was not to remain unpublished. This is his work: Raw, intense, and chillingly personal.

RIGHTS: spanish ALFAGUARA | french BELFOND

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

 

BY ALBERTO FUGUET:

Tránsitos
ESSAYS, 2013
Cinépata
ESSAYS, 2012
Aeropuertos
NOVEL, 2010
Missing
NOVEL, 2009
Mi cuerpo es una celda
MEMOIR, 2008
Road Story
GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2007 
Apuntes autistas
ESSAYS, 2007 
Cortos
STORIES, 2004
Las películas de mi vida
NOVEL, 2003
Por favor, rebobinar
NOVEL, 1998
Tinta roja
NOVEL, 1996
Mala onda
NOVEL, 1996 
Sobredosis
STORIES, 1990