Artist Bio

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) was born in Santiago, Chile, and later lived in Mexico, Paris, and Spain. During his lifetime he received the prestigious Herralde de Novela Award and the Premio Rómulo Gallegos and was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award. Considered among the greatest Latin American writer of his generation, he wrote nine novels, two story collections and five books of poetry, before dying at the age of 50. In addition to his final novel 2666, his works include The Savage Detectives, By Night in Chile, Distant Star, Last Evenings on Earth, The Third Reich, The Romantic Dogs, Amulet, Antwerp, The Unsufferable Gaucho, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches, 1998 – 2003, The Unknown University, Tres, Nazi Literature in the Americas, The Return, The Skating Rink and Woes of the True Policeman