De Constant Rebecquestraat 20A
2518 RD Den Haag
Guillermo Arriaga (1958, Mexico City) is author, screenwriter, director and producer. When he was thirteen, he lost his sense of smell in a fierce street fight that would later serve as one of the inspiration coupons for his work. He has become known among other things for the award-winning films Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel.
In January 2019 the Dutch translation of his novel De Ontembare, in which Arriaga ingeniously interweaves two stories into a classic about guilt and revenge, appears. It is an overwhelming story about Juan Guillermo, whose raw life takes place on the rooftops of Mexico City against a background of repression, police corruption and violence. The death of his older brother is a huge blow to him. Four years later, his parents and grandmother are murdered by a club of fanatically religious boys from his neighborhood. He is looking for revenge. Thousands of miles away, an Inuit obsesses, obsessed with danger for his own life, a notorious gray wolf in the far north of Canada. Sun, dust and noise alternate with snow, ice and deafening silence. For both, it is an epic, intimate rite of passage.
During BorderKitchen in Room 3, Arriaga talks about his work and new novel The Indomitable. He is interviewed in English. Afterwards there is the possibility to have your book signed.