12 Sep Colombian writer Hector Abad will be in London in September to launch the English translation of his memoir, Oblivion.
Praised by Coetzee as ‘A tragic and unforgettable history’ Oblivion is a heartbreaking tribute to the author’s father, Héctor Abad Gómez. His father was a medical doctor, university professor, and human-rights leader who set up public-health programmes for the poor in Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city.
But his criticism of the Colombian regime led to his brutal murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years later, Abad set out to tell his father’s story.
Hector will appear on the BBC World Book Club at BBC Old Broadcasting House at 1 pm on Wednesday 18 September. It’s your chance to put your own questions in person to Hector! If you can’t attend you can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of our most thoughtful and insightful international writers.