(Medellín, 1958) Writer, journalist and graduate in Modern Language and Literature from the University of Turin. His work includes short stories, essays, novels and non-fiction. He worked as a columnist for the magazine Semana until April 2008, and later joined the newspaper El Espectador as a columnist and editorial consultant; he is currently continuing this work with publications such as El Espectador, Spain’s El País, and Zurich’s NZZ. He is the author of Tratado de culinaria para mujeres tristes (1996), Fragmentos de amor furtivo (1998), Basura (2000), Angosta (2003) and Traiciones de la memoria (2009), among others. His book El olvido que seremos was the most read in Colombia in 2006 and won him plaudits from around Latin America and Spain. His latest published work is the novel La Oculta (2014).
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