In the fourth episode of this season, Jess chats to author Julianne Pachico. Julianne’s debut  was ‘The Lucky Ones’, a collection of interlinked stories, following a group of school girls in Colombia. Her second book, ‘The Anthill’, which is out next month, follows a young woman returning to Colombia and the city of Medellin, where she lived until she was eight, to volunteer at an after-school community centre run by her childhood friend. 

Join Julianne and Jess as they discuss different perceptions of one country, inside and outside; writing about childhood and political violence; and hear about a bunch of excellent contemporary Colombian books recommended by Julianne!

Hosted by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson with music by The Bookshop Band

Browse the books mentioned in this episode by heading over to the episode Reading List

More episodes of the Mr B’s podcast are available HERE