Daniel Samper Pizano was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Although he graduated in Law, he chose to move into journalism, in which subject he obtained a Master’s degree at Kansas University and became a Harvard University Nieman Fellow. He has received, among others, Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize and the King of Spain prize. He is the official biographer of Les Luthiers, and is a conference speaker, educator, television screenplay writer and the author of three novels and over 30 books of humour and essays. He has specialised in successful history stories told with grace and light-heartedness, including two volumes devoted to famous lovers. His most recent book, from 2022, contains a humorous memoir that gives it its title: La noche que humillaron a mi padre. For more than three decades he has lived between Spain and Colombia, and is a member of the Academia de la Lengua of both countries. He is part of the successful platform of columnists Los Danieles.
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