Cross of Velacuy, by Martín Chambi.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Novelist, essayist, and scholar working on Latin American contemporary literature and political history.

Gustavo Faverón Patriau is a Latin American novelist, scholar, journalist, and blogger. He is the author of two novels (Vivir abajo and The Antiquarian), three scholarly books (Rebeldes, Contra la alegoría, and El orden del Aleph), a volume of his selected work as a journalist (Puente Aéreo), and two edited books (Bolaño salvaje and Toda la sangre: cuentos peruanos de la violencia política). He has contributed in more than 70 journals, newspapers, and magazines in the United States, Italy, France, and the Spanish-speaking world. His work has been translated into ten languages. Currently, his academic work focuses on Latin American political history as represented in literature and the visual arts; the limits of visual and linguistic representation; and the work of Jorge Luis Borges. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University, as well as a professor at Middlebury College Language School and Universidad Cayetano Heredia. He was on the board of Diacritics, and has served as director of the magazines La Vaca Multicolor, Somos, and Visto & Bueno, and the journal Dissidences. His blog Puente Aéreo was considered by the Spanish newspaper ABC as "the most influential in the Hispanic World."

Gustavo Faveron Patriau


  • PhD, Cornell University, Department of Romance Studies, 2005
  • MA, Cornell University, Department of Romance Studies, 2002
  • BA, Linguistics and Literature, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1991