Juan Esteban Constaín

COLOMBIA, 1979

He published his first book, Los mártires (The Martyrs), a set of short stories about writers, in 2004. In 2007 he published El naufragio del Imperio (The Shipwreck of the Empire), and in 2010 ¡Calcio!, for which he won the Premio Espartaco de Novela Histórica at Semana Negra in Gijón. In May 2014, El hombre que no fue Jueves (The Man Who Wasn’t Thursday) came out, and has spent over 4 months on the best seller list in Colombia. He is a columnist at El Tiempo

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By Juan Esteban Constaín

  • The man who wasn't Thursday

    NOVEL, 2014

    BIBLIOTECA DE NARRATIVA PRIZE (COLOMBIA) Shortly before his resignation, Benedict XVI dusts off on ancient rite to canonize G.K. Chesterton. The story dates back to a strange episode in...

  • ¡Calcio!

    NOVEL, 2010

    Arnaldo Momigliano, an Italian professor, scandalizes the academic circles of Oxford with an exhibition that places the origins of football in Italy. The eternal mystery of who invented...

  • The Sinking of the Empire

    NOVEL, 2007

    An extraordinary true story: a man from Granada, adventurous and revolutionary as any of his compatriots, finds himself caught up in a risky expedition to rescue Napoleon from exile on Saint...

  • The Martyrs

    SHORT STORIES, 2004

    "This is a volume of stories about writers," Constaín writes in a prologue that sets a bold, enthusiastic tone for his portraits of dozens of legendary figures including Pushkin, Conrad,...

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