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Writer Juan Pablo Villalobos Visits Tbilisi within International Residency Project

On April 9, Juan Pablo Villalobos, a writer from Guadalajara (Mexico) will visit Tbilisi as part of the joint international residency project of the Writers' House and “Tbilisi - World Book Capital”.

Juan Pablo Villalobos was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He has written articles for many international publications, short stories, and six novels, including Down the Rabbit Hole, which was translated into twenty languages and shortlisted for The Guardian First Book Award, Quesadillas, I’ll Sell You a Dog, I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me (winner of the Herralde Prize and currently in the process of adaptation into a movie) and The Invasion of the Spirit People. He's also the author of the non-fiction book The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border.

He lives in Barcelona (Spain) with his wife and their two sons. He teaches literature and creative writing.

"Tbilisi - World Book Capital" and the Writers' House have been implementing the international residency program since autumn 2021. Writers Tako Poladashvili and Tea Topuria participated in La Coruna's residence program, while Zaza Koshkadze visited Lviv's residence. Ukrainian, Spanish and French writers visited the residence of the Writers' House.