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Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Felipe Restrepo Pombo is a Colombian journalist, editor, and author. In 2017 he was included in the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under forty, organized by the Hay Festival every decade. He started his career as a journalist at the news magazine Cambio, under the direction of Gabriel García Márquez. He is the author of the novel The Art of Vanishing; two collections of journalistic profiles; and a biography of the painter Francis Bacon. His work has been published in several countries and translated into English, French, and German. In 2013 he was a guest editor for the prestigious Paris Match magazine and he has been the magazine’s correspondent ever since. He is the editor behind the books The Sorrows of Mexico and Crónica: The Best Narrative Journalism in Latin America. He was the Latin American editor of Esquire, the cultural editor at the news weekly Semana, the director of Arcadia, and a columnist at El País. He teaches narrative journalism at several universities throughout the continent and he is currently the editor-in- chief of the acclaimed Gatopardo magazine in Mexico City.

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