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Ramón Díaz Eterovic is the author of Dark Echoes of the Past ( avg rating, ratings, 33 reviews), La Ciudad Está Triste ( avg rating, rati. Ramón Díaz Eterovic is one of the best-known writers of crime stories in Chile, where the adventures of his private investigator Heredia are enormously popular. Dark Echoes of the Past (Private Investigator Heredia) eBook: Ramón Díaz Eterovic, Patrick Blaine: : Kindle Store.

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James Wolff – June 30, International Thrills: He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door to door phone book deliverer diwz Florida, and the list goes downhill from there.

Though known for beautiful nature and the warmth of its people, it carries the dark stain of the Pinochet regime, a brutal military dictatorship in power from to My intention has simply been to write from the codes of a literary form that Etfrovic am passionate about, and that my words provoke readers to be more attentive, less complacent with the past, and the time we now live in.

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Years ago, during one of the rough winters that punish Punta Arenas, I discovered that the windows of my house were covered with frost that I used to write the first letters I had learned in school.

The relationship that Heredia establishes with the city, and especially with one of the oldest and most dia neighborhoods, eterpvic him to perform a sort of urban registry that names places that are being destroyed. How did private investigator Heredia, your main character, evolve?


Ultimately, the list could always be longer. This makes for a much different scene than when I published my first Heredia novel.

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Today that situation has changed. In these conversations, Heredia often comes to realizations that allow him to zero in on clues or his intuition. He experiences both psychological and physical changes. The political parties that were prohibited are back, along with some new ones. The list could be much longer, because among other reasons, the eterovvic years have seen an uptick in the number of authors writing within the codes of crime fiction.

When I was 17, I traveled to Santiago, the capital of Chile, to study political and administrative science at the University of Chile. Santiago Years etreovic, during one of the rough winters that punish Punta Arenas, I discovered that the windows of my house were covered with frost that I used to write the first letters I had learned in school.

Self-help books are popular with many readers. With respect to Neruda, I can add that there is a current investigation into the possibility that he had been assassinated through the injection of a virus while he was being treated in the clinic where he would ultimately die.

eetrovic How has the city changed during your lifetime? Many books that interested us were banned, and we had to read them in secret. My maternal diza was one of them, and came from Croatia. First, writing out of the codes of a literary form that is little explored in Chilean literature, and second, tackling issues that at the moment were difficult to speak aloud: To pull all of this together, it was a difficult time to survive in and to write, but we did so with the idea of resisting through literature and creating the conditions for democratic recovery.


Crime fiction has much more space in idaz houses and critical spaces. For the latter it was necessary for Heredia to function as a witness, and to live through the events that occurred in different periods of Chilean social life.

To this we have to add the factor of time that is indispensable to realize our creations. At 14 or 15 I wrote my first stories.

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His novels have reached 1 on numerous genre lists, and have cracked the Amazon Top 50 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. His work has won numerous awards, been translated into a dozen dkaz, and has appeared on Chilean television. In all of them there is an evident counterpoint between literature and history, between reality and fiction.

What advice would you pass on to budding novelists?

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As a university student I won a handful of prizes and also met aspiring writers like myself. World-weary private investigators, talking cats, political intrigue, and a murder mystery that reaches into the troubled past of South America: No Comments Yet Comments are closed. I lived the next 17 years under the dictatorial regime, and I was 34 when I voted in a presidential election for the first time. The book is full of lovely, pithy nuggets of wisdom.