Edward Polanco is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has been a member since 2013.
Julia E. Rodriguez is an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Durham, New Hampshire, and has been a member since 1997.
Silvia Escanilla Huerta is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Champaign, Illinois, and has been a member since 2014.
Sarah Walsh is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney. She lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and has been a member since 2012.
Antony Keane-Dawes is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been a member since 2012.
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By Joshua M. Rosenthal
Colombia has maintained a reputation as a country of forgetting since the world fell in love with Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Since then, others have added to the tradition. In the recently translated Reputations, the novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez updates the idea, “Forgetfulness was the only democratic thing in Colombia: It covered them all, the good and the bad, the murderers and the heroes, like the snow in the James Joyce story, falling upon all of them alike.” Nor are such assertions confined to literature.
Kenneth C. Ward is the Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books at the John Carter Brown Library. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and has been a member since 2013.