Laura Restrepo


Born
in Bogotá, Colombia
January 01, 1950

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Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer. Her first fiction novel, Isle of Passion, is based on historical facts from Clipperton Island.

She is an award winning author. In 1997, she won the "Premio Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz" prize at the Guadalajara Book Fair for her novel The Angel of Galilea. In 2002 she won the "Premio Arzobispo San Clemente" Award for her novel Leopard in the Sun. In 2004 she won the "VII Premio Alfaguara de Novella" Prize for Delirium. She also won the "Grinzane Cavour" Prize in Italy for best foreign fiction in 2006. In 2007 it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Her novel Dulce Compañía won the "Prix France Culture" in France.

Average rating: 3.74 · 9,847 ratings · 949 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Delirio

3.87 avg rating — 4,441 ratings — published 2004 — 48 editions
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The Dark Bride

3.70 avg rating — 892 ratings — published 1999 — 34 editions
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Dulce Compañía

3.47 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 1985 — 30 editions
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Isle of Passion

3.91 avg rating — 855 ratings — published 1989 — 26 editions
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Hot Sur

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3.35 avg rating — 834 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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El Leopardo al Sol

3.71 avg rating — 434 ratings — published 1989 — 21 editions
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Los Divinos

3.82 avg rating — 364 ratings6 editions
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Pecado

3.59 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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No Place For Heroes

3.49 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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A Tale of the Dispossessed

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3.63 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2001 — 15 editions
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“I was the one with the open wound, and the river waters turned red when I bathed in them. My sadness is greater than the heavens.”
Laura Restrepo, The Angel of Galilea

“Todos los secretos están guardados en un mismo cajón, el cajón de los secretos, y si develas uno, corres el riesgo de que pase lo mismo con los demás.”
Laura Restrepo, Delirio

“Guerra o indiferencia, no se sabe cuál de las dos es más fácil de lidiar.”
Laura Restrepo, Delirio

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