Juan Vidal is a writer and critic for NPR, covering books, food, and culture. 


Skateboarding meant everything to our correspondent when he was a kid. Now, having delighted in seeing their dad in action via old tapes, his children have picked up the free-wheeling bug.

Santiago Central

You should be reading Alejandro Zambra, one of Latin America’s hottest young writers. He talks to Juan Vidal about how he writes, why his books are short, and adapting his work for film.