Antonio Ungar

BOGOTÁ, 1974

Antonio Ungar was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1974. A globetrotter, he has lived in Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and is currently based in Palestine-Israel. He devotes part of his time to writing non-fiction about his home country, Colombia, as well as the Middle East, and was granted the Colombian National Journalism Award in 2005. He has published two short story collections, Trece circos comunes (Thirteen Ordinary Circuses, 1999) and De ciertos animales tristes (Of Certain Sad Animals, 2000), as well as other stories which have appeared in international literary magazines and more than twenty-five anthologies. Ungar has also tried his hand at longer narrative forms: his novel Zanahorias voladoras (Flying Carrots) was published in 2004, followed by Tres ataúdes blancos (Three White Coffins), which won the Herralde Prize in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Rómulo Gallegos Award in 2011.

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By Antonio Ungar

  • Three white coffins

    NOVEL, 2010.

    Three White Coffins is a thriller in which a solitary, antisocial man is forced to assume the identity of the leader of an opposition political party and embarks upon a series of adventures in an...

  • Thirteen Circuses and Other Ordinary Stories

    SHORT STORIES, 2010

    Getting so drunk you turn into a murderer, stagnating in Bogotán ennui, a 20th century cannibal who can't feed his family, a fascination with a squint-eyed abattoir worker, an academic...

  • Wolf’s Ears

    NOVEL, 2006

    Wolf’s Ears tells the story of a red-headed child who wants to be a tiger. It features a series of funny, moving fragments, mockery of adults and the hallucinations of a childish world. This...

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