Tomás González

Scenic Rights is the audiovisual co-agency of Antonia Kerrigan literary agency.

Considered one of the most relevant contemporary authors of the Latin-American literature, Tomás Gonzalez studied Philosophy in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His passion for reading took him to study the Latin-American Boom writers, especially Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar and Juan Rulfo. In poetry, his referents are José Asunción Silva, León de Greiff and Federico García Lorca.

He started to write in the 70s and, ever since then, he has been publishing his work in Colombia, Mexico, Spain or Germany, among other countries. Although some of his works are set in New York (where he lived for 16 years), most of his novels are set in his original Colombia.

The German newspaper Die Zeit and The Guardian consider him as the best kept secret of the Latin-American literature, since he is highly acclaimed by critics and audience. The Guardian talks about him as an author who did not need many years to find his voice, as it was clear and exceptional from the very beginning, his level never lowered down. He writes novel, poetry and tales, and he has published over twelve works in total, translated into English and German.



Big writers as Elfriede Jelinek, William Ospina and Héctor Abad Faciolince highlighted the importance of his work in thecontemporary and Colombian literature.

He was nominated to the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his first novel and won the V National Award for Novel Plaza & Janés.