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Drawing from an impressive number of letters and unpublished notes and diaries, Fuguet “directs and produces” a posthumous book that seems to have been written with the fury and urgency of life itself.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leave a legal testament, but in conversations with his family it was very clear that what he wrote was not to remain unpublished.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