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Colombia

Alfredo Molano

Alfredo Molano Bravo is a writer, sociologist, and journalism born in Bogotá in 1944. He has published seminal texts on the origins and development of complex social issues in Colombia...

Silvana Paternostro

Silvana Paternostro is a Colombian-born author and journalist who resides in New York City and writes mostly in English. She is the author of In The Land of God and Man: Confronting Our...

Carlos Saavedra

Carlos Saavedra is a Colombian photographer born in 1987. He studied photography at Lasalle College in Bogotá and his projects have focused on the different stages of the human life, such...

Vito Apushana

Miguelángel López (Vito Apushana) was born in 1965 in Carraipia, Colombia. Poet, professor at the University of La Guijaira, and teleivision producer, his works of poetry...

Fredy Chicangana

Fredy Chicangana is an indigenous poet who writes in both Spanish and Quechua. His indigenous name, Wiñay Mallki, means "rooted in time." A member of the Yanakuna Mitmak Nation in...

Piedad Bonnett

Piedad Bonnett is a poet, dramaturg, novelist, and memoirist. She graduated from the Universidad de los Andres with a degree in philosophy and letters and later earned a master's in...

Giuseppe Caputo

Giuseppe Caputo was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1982. He studied creative writing at New York University with Diamela Eltit, Sergio Chejfec, and Antonio Muñoz Molina, and at the...

Gilmer Mesa

Gilmer Mesa was born in 1978 in Medellín, Colombia, where he has spent his entire ilfe. He studied philosophy and literature at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín....

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vasquez is a critically acclaimed Colombian writer, translator, and award-winning author. Educated in Barcelona and in Paris at the Sorbonne, he now teaches in Barcelona, where he...

Melba Escobar

Melba Escobar (Colombia, 1976) is a writer. She has a column at the Colombian newspapers El Espectador and El País. Her novel La casa de la belleza was chosen as one of the best books of...

Oscar Collazos

Óscar Collazos was a Colombian writer, journalist, essayist and literary critic. Born in 1942 in Bahía Solano, a coastal town in Colombia's Chocó department. Swept up with...

Yolanda Reyes

Yolanda Reyes is a Colombia writer and director of Espantapájaros, a project to encourage reading from a young age. Her works for children include El terror de Sexto "B," which...

Juan Álvarez

Juan Álvarez was born in Neiva, Colombia, in 1978. He earned his MFA in Spanish and English at the University of Texas-El Paso and his PhD in Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia...

Felipe Camargo

Felipe Camargo Rojas (1988) graduated cum laude in visual arts from the Javerian University. Obsessed with the lack of communication within urban environments, he focused his first individual...

Miguel Bustos

Miguel Bustos (1973) works as a graphic designer for the National University of Colombia. His comics and illustrations have won several national awards. His work focuses on technical expressivity,...

Alberto Salcedo Ramos

Alberto Salcedo Ramos. Barranquilla, Colombia, 1963. Journalist and writer, author of numerous nonfiction books, including La eterna parranda and El oro y la oscuridad (both published by Aguilar)....

Alonso Sanchez Baute

Alonso Sánchez Baute won the Premio Nacional de Novela de Colombia in 2002 for his debut novel Al diablo la maldita primavera, which was published the following year by Alfaguara and...

Andrés Felipe Solano

Andrés Felipe Solano, born in Bogotá (1977), has published the novel Sálvame, Joe Louis, and has worked as features editor for SoHo Magazine. In 2007, he lived in Medellin,...

Antonio Ungar

A writer and a journalist, Antonio Ungar is part of the "Bogotá 39," the group of the 39 best Latin American authors under the age of 39 which came together in 2007. He was born...

Triunfo Arciniegas

Triunfo Arciniegas is a prolific author of stories and plays, with over twenty books in print. He has won several prizes for his work, including the Premio Enka de Literatura Infantil in 1989...

Alexander Cuadros

Alexander Cuadros is a freelance writer based in Bogotá.

Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza

Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza was born in Tunja, Colombia in 1932. A journalist and writer, he studied political science at the Sorbonne in Paris. He was the first secretary of the embassy of Colombia...
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