Philipp Blom on The Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vasquez

“And that past opens up a Columbian history of drugs and violence, and of people struggling to live normal lives and to still find a little corner of happiness.” Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.

Santa Montefiore on Love in the time of cholera – Gabriel García Márquez

“I chose the book, because I love Latin America and I wanted to read a big love story based there.” Santa Montefiore, 44, author, Londen.