10 March 2016 - Hector Abad

Columbian writer Héctor Abad held a short presentation on his new book, the process of writing and NIAS as Ritalin. This talk was given on 11 February 2016, as part of the NIAS 5-Minute-Talk-series, in which Fellows present their work to each other.

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Hector Abad

Héctor Abad (Medellin, Colombia) is a Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. Abad is one of the most acclaimed post-Latin American Boom writers in Latin American literature. Abad is best known for his bestselling novel Angosta, and more recently, El Olvido que Seremos (t. Oblivion: A Memoir), Abad’s tribute to his father, ‘the communist doctor’ murdered by Colombian paramilitaries in 1987.