Mask of the Andes

Mask of the Andes, also known as The Liberators in the US, is a 1971 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary set in Bolivia.[1]

Mask of the Andes
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date

Cleary says he had been thinking about its themes for over ten years. The result was one of his most critically acclaimed works,[2] with some critics drawing comparison to Graham Greene.[3] The book did not sell well in Britain, the US or Australia, but was a big seller in Germany and South America. Cleary even received a fan letter from some of Che Guevara's former guerrillas.[4]


  1. "Two Australians in contrast". The Canberra Times. 12 June 1971. p. 15. Retrieved 18 October 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "THE RETURN OF SCOBIE MALONE". Australian Women's Weekly. 28 March 1973. p. 15. Retrieved 10 March 2012 via National Library of Australia.
  3. Hughes, Dorothy (6 June 1971). "Latin America Without 'Oles'". Los Angeles Times. p. o50.
  4. Tony Stephens, 'Steinbeck? Don't Make Me Laugh', Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 1989 p 86
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