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Last updated: 3 november, 2010 - 14:56 GMT

Hector Abad

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One of Latin America's most respected novelists, Hector Abad tells Mark Coles about the writing of "Oblivion", a moving and witty tribute to his father, 'the communist doctor' murdered by Colombian paramilitaries in 1987.

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