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.
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Isle of Passion

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Demasiados héroes

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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

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

“Toda gran historia es como un gran pastel, cada quién da cuenta de la tajada que se come y él único que da cuenta de todo es el pastelero.”
Laura Restrepo, Delirio

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