Canal March

Conversation with Jorge Edwards

Jorge Edwards in dialogue with Antonio San José

Writer Jorge Edwards (Santiago de Chile, 1931) recalls several personalities with whom he shared a diplomatic career—Pablo Neruda, Alejo Carpentier and Octavio Paz—and reveals his admiration for authors such as Juan Rulfo, María Luisa Bombal and Albert Camus. The outstanding Chilean narrator, winner of the Cervantes Prize in 1999, describes the episode as a diplomat of Salvador Allende's government in Cuba that he recounted in the book Persona non grata (1973) and recalls his trips to Oña (Burgos), after the origins of the Chilean poet Pedro de Oña, and to the quixotic setting of the cave of Montesinos.

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