News Archive 2009-2018

Novel by Bowdoin’s Faverón Patriau Lauded by New York Times Archives

the-antiquarian-faveronA “delightfully macabre” neo-gothic psychological thriller, Gustavo Faverón Patriau’s debut novel The Antiquarian “has hundreds of intricate pieces” and is “intelligently conceived and well executed,” according to a New York Times book review. “Once you finish reading, you may feel compelled to take it apart, figure out how it works and begin again.”

A Peruvian writer and scholar, Faverón Patriau is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and director of Bowdoin’s Latin American Studies Program. His novel, first published in Spanish in 2011 and released in English just last week, has been praised by none other than the Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa.