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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


Free Thinking - Latin America: Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Claudia Pineiro, Eric Hobsbawm.

May 25th, 2016

Episode 1144 of 1201 episodes

Prize winning Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Argentinian playwright, journalist and leading crime writer Claudia Pineiro join Philip Dodd for a programme exploring fiction and fact in Latin America. There's also journalist Alex Cuadros who chronicles his years covering the rise and fall of Brazil's plutocrats. And a consideration of Eric Hobsbawm's Viva La Revolucion from Dr Oscar Guardiola-Rivera from Birkbeck College in London. Claudia Pineiro's most recent thriller is called Betty Boo, translated by Miranda France. Vásquez won the 2014 International Dublin Literary Award, for The Sound of Things Falling and his most recent book to be translated by Anne McLean is Reputations. Brazillionaires is by Alex Cuadros 40 years of writing about Latin America is brought together posthumously in Eric Hobsbawm's Viva La Revolucion Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is the author of What If Latin America Ruled the World? Producer: Ruth Watts