Juan David Correa
Juan David Correa (Bogotá, 1976) is author of five books including the novels Todo pasa pronto (Everything pass soon, Alfaguara, 2007 – Laguna Libros, 2014), Casi nunca es tarde (Almost never late, Laguna, 2013), and the literary memoir El barro y el silencio (The mud and the silence, Seix Barral, 2010; Sudaquia NY, 2013). For ten years he has been a literary columnist of newspaper ‘El espectador’, and for the Colombian issue of ‘Esquire’ magazine. Also, he has been worked in different media companies as a journalist and editor like ‘Cromos’, ‘El espectador’, ‘Semana’ and ‘Arcadia’. The last three years he was cultural director of the Bogota Intl. Book Fair (FILBo). He is currently the director of ‘Arcadia’ and founding partner of the colombian publishing house El Peregrino Ediciones.
Laguna Libros, 2013 / 250 pages
The office of detective Lizarazo only handled minor cases, but now he and his colleagues must investigate the murder of Horacio Manzini, rector of the ‘National High School’. The darkness that surrounds this clumsy search, poses an uncertain future for Juan, a irreverent young, a regular visitor to alternative pubs that while living the drama of the disappearance of his father, he becomes one of the main murder suspects. This story of persecution and accusations is set in Colombia, in year 1989 marked in history by massacres, disappearances and explosions.