(Cartagena, Colombia, 1980). Margarita García Robayo is the author of books such as Waiting for a Hurricane, Lo que no aprendí and Sexual Education, all of them collected under the title El sonido de las olas (Alfaguara, 2020). She is also the author of Holiday Heart (Alfaguara, 2017), which won the English PEN Award; as well as the author of different books of short stories, including Worse Things (Alfaguara, 2015), winner of the Casa de las Américas Prize 2014; and the book of essays Primera persona (Laguna, 2008). In 2018, a compilation of short stories and novels was published in English under the title of Fish Soup (Charco Press), which was included in the prestigious «Books of the Year» list of The Times. Her latest work is La encomienda (Anagrama, 2022). She lives in Buenos Aires.
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