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Juan Pablo Villalobos


A Mexican-born writer now residing and working in Barcelona, he has researched a wide range of subjects including the ergonomics of toilets, the secondary effects of erectile dysfunction drugs, and eccentricity in Latin American literature of the first half of the twentieth century. His novels, which have been published by Anagrama and translated into more than a dozen languages, include Down the Rabbit Hole (FSG Originals, 2012), Si viviéramos en un lugar normal (Anagrama, 2012), I’ll Sell You a Dog (And Other Stories 2016) and No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea, winner of the 2016 Herralde Prize for the Novel. His most recent book, Yo tuve un sueño. El viaje de los niños centroamericanos a Estados Unidos is to be published by Anagrama in September 2018.

Update: 2 August 2018


Has participated in

The Infinite Talk

Experiments with the CCCB Archive

Dialogue between Álvaro Enrigue and Juan Pablo Villalobos

Dialogues for Thinking about Diversity

Primera Persona 2016

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative