Laura Restrepo holds a degree in Philosophy and Letters and a postgraduate degree in Political Science, both from the University of Los Andes, Bogotá. She has been a school teacher since she was 17, professor of literature at the National and Rosario Universities in Bogotá, and professor-at-large at Cornell University, United States of America. With Doctors Without Borders, she has recently done reporting in Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, India, Greece, Colombia and Mexico, published in El País Semanal, La Jornada, Página 12, and La otra orilla. For the last six years, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cervantes Institute, Madrid. She has published 13 books. Restrepo was an intern of the Guggenheim Foundation, and has received prestigious awards, including the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz for Sweet Company and the Alfaguara Novel Prize for Delirium.
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