WINNER OF THE PREMIO HERRALDE 2019
“A gifted writer. Her work: tainted rivers, corrupted streets, spoled meat, slain children, deeply registers the horror of known commonplace. She writes her stories, based in the atmosphere of truth, with a darkly descriptive poetic turn."
“Our Share of Night surpasses the conventions on the genre it adscribes to – admirably cultivated, bursting with imagination – in order to elevate itself to the category of the totalizing novel, open to major themes: the immensity of the relationship between a father and a son, the terrible ties of love and friendship, illness as life’s condition, the masks of the ritual, the atrocious truths of the gods, the hidden face of history and politics. This is both a dark and dazzling book.”
Gonzalo Pontón Gijón, jury
“This novel is a saga and a walk through the interior landscapes that we find in our best nightmares. This continues the tradition of what we could call ´The Great Latin American Novel´, belonging to a lineage of very different works that are just as ambitious and over the top, like Hopscotch, Paradise, One Hundred Years of Solitude or 2666.” Juan Pablo Villalobos, jury