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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Delirio

3.89 avg rating — 5,694 ratings — published 2004 — 51 editions
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Los divinos

3.76 avg rating — 870 ratings — published 2018 — 13 editions
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Dulce Compañía

3.50 avg rating — 908 ratings — published 1985 — 31 editions
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The Dark Bride

3.71 avg rating — 1,002 ratings — published 1999 — 35 editions
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Hot Sur

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3.38 avg rating — 936 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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Isle of Passion

3.96 avg rating — 1,038 ratings — published 1989 — 26 editions
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El Leopardo al Sol

3.72 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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Pecado

3.65 avg rating — 447 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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No Place For Heroes

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A Tale of the Dispossessed

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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

“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

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