Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ávila and the second or maternal family name is Laurel.

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (born 1966) is an Equatoguinean writer. He migrated to Spain in protest of the current government in Equatorial Guinea.[1][2]

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In 2003 he was appointed Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Faculty Lecturer at Hofstra University, New York. He has been invited speaker at conferences in Korea, Switzerland, and several times in Spain and in the United States. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including novels, plays, poetry, essays, and film scripts, and has several unpublished manuscripts, some of them forthcoming. Among his published titles are:

  • 1994 – Poemas (Ediciones del Centro Cultural Hispano-Guineano, 1994)
  • 1994 – Los hombres domésticos (Ediciones CCHG)
  • 1998 – Rusia se va a Asamse (Ediciones CCHG)
  • 1999 – La carga (Editorial Palmart, 1999)
  • 1999 – Historia íntima de la humanidad (Ediciones Pángola, Malabo, 1999)
  • 2000 – El derecho de pernada (Editorial Pángola, Malabo)
  • 2000 – Áwala cu sangui (Editorial Pángola, Malabo)
  • 2001 – El desmayo de Judas (Ediciones CCHG)
  • 2002 – Nadie tiene buena fama en este país (Editorial Malamba, Avila, España)
  • 2002 – Misceláneas guineoecuatorianas
  • 2004 – El fracaso de las sombras
  • 2005 – Cómo convertir este país en un paraíso: otras reflexiones sobre Guinea Ecuatorial
  • 2006 – Guinea ecuatorial: vísceras (Institucio Alfons el Magnanim, 2006)
  • 2007 – Cuentos crudos (Centro Cultural Español de Malabo, 2007)
  • 2008 – Avión de ricos, ladrón de cerdos (El Cobre, 2008)
  • 2009 – Arde el monte de noche (Calambur Editorial, 2009) = By Night The Mountain Burns (And Other Stories, 2014—First published English translation). Longlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "El escritor Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel abandona Guinea Ecuatorial para protestar contra Obiang desde España". El País, Internacional. El País, Internacional. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "BLOGGER AND LITERARY MAGAZINE EDITOR STARTS HUNGER STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST LACK OF FREEDOM". Reporters Without Borders. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 

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