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Carlos Thorne Boas

Carlos Thorne (b. 1923) is a Peruvian novelist, writer and lawyer. He is regarded as one of the most original and innovative Peruvian writers of the second half of the XXth century. This is due to his unique blend of avant garde flashback techniques, following Malcolm Lowry and James Joyce, with historical detail and accuracy, to the point of reproducing the Spanish of the Conquistadores.


Life and Works


Thorne was born in Lima, where he studied law and philosophy. After a successful career as lawyer and some excursions into politics, he decided to devote his life to literature ...

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