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Piedad Bonnett in conversation with Fernanda Trías

Cartagena 2022, 

Piedad Bonnett is one of the most renowned writers on the Colombian literary scene, a columnist for El Espectador newspaper and a lecturer at the University of the Andes. She is the author of six novels and several collections of poetry, with work translated into English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Greek and Swedish. She has received, among other awards, the 11th Casa de América Prize for American Poetry and the 2014 José Lezama Lima Poetry Prize. The book Poesía reunidas (2021) is a compilation of her poetic work since its beginnings in 1989, with poems selected from books such as De círculo y ceniza, El hilo de los días, Tretas del débil and Explicaciones no pedidas. Her last book is the novel Qué hacer con estos pedazos (2021), the story of a sixty-four year old woman who is trapped in an apparently happy and calm marital and domestic routine, that in reality hides unseen forms of violence and pain that are normalized by everyday life. in conversation with Fernanda Trías.