We very much regret the death of writer, journalist and friend Oscar Collazos. He participated in Hay Festival Cartagena for nine consecutive years, and was a judge for the festival's Bogotá39 initiative. As well as being a great professional, his company was always a pleasure, as were his ideas, his sense of humour, his anecdotes, his vast knowledge, and his dancing in the Quiebracanto... He will be greatly missed.
He never hesitated to express what he thought and was a fierce critic of social injustices. Yet he was capable of extreme generosity with friends. The fortitude with which he faced his illness was a lesson for all. He was one of the greats.
His writings include the novel Rencor (2006), his reportage piece Cartagena en la olla podrida (2001), Desplazados del futuro (2003), and his novels Señor sombra (2009), En la laguna más profunda (2011), and Tierra quemada (2013).