Héctor Abad


Country: Colombia

Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. He grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy before returning to his homeland in 1987. His best known works are the bestselling Angosta, and El Olvido que Seremos (Oblivion: A Memoir).

Supported by the Embassy of Colombia. 

Héctor Abad adalah salah satu penulis termuka Kolombia. Héctor dibesarkan di Medellín yang juga tempatnya mengenyam pendidikan di bidang kesehatan, filsafat, dan jurnalistik. Setelah dikeluarkan dari universitas karena menulis sebuah artikel tentang penghinaan terhadap seorang Paus, Héctor pindah ke Italia sebelum akhirnya kembali ke kampung halamannya di tahun 1987. Karya-karyanya yang paling terkenal adalah Angosta, dan El Olvido que Seremos (Oblivion: A Mempoir).

Didukung oleh Embassy of Colombia. 

Appearing in

Main Program: Héctor Abad: First Person

His brilliant depictions of contemporary Colombian society have won readers around the world. In Oblivion, the memoir of his father’s life and murder by Colombian paramilitaries, personal events are the …


Special Event: Latin Lit

One was expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope; one has been compared to Juan José Saer; and one has written 17 novels. Three of the …