Rodrigo Blanco

Rodrigo Blanco Calderón (born 1981) is a Venezuelan writer from Caracas. He completed his doctorate in literature and linguistics from Paris XIII University. He has published several collections of stories, among them Una larga fila de hombres, Los Invencibles, Las rayas and Los terneros. He has also published the novels titled The Night (2016) and Simpatía (2021). In 2007, he was named as one of the Bogotá 39, a list of the best young writers in Latin America. His first novel The Night has been translated into several languages ​​and has obtained important awards from international critics Rive Gauche à Paris Award, for best foreign novel (2016) and the III Bienal de novela Mario Vargas Llosa Prize, in the city of Guadalajara in Mexico, in 2019. He currently resides in Málaga, Spain.