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Brenda Navarro and Andrés Felipe Solano in conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2023, 

Ceniza en la Boca, the new novel by the Mexican writer Brenda Navarro, and Gloria, by the Colombian author Andrés Felipe Solano, are the focus of this conversation with Felipe Restrepo Pombo, about some great new Spanish-language fiction, which deals with issues such as migration, family relationships and narrative viewpoints and voices. Brenda Navarro studied Sociology and Feminist Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and did a Master’s in Gender, Women and Citizenship at the University of Barcelona. This novelist, screenplay writer, reporter and publisher founded #EnjambreLiterario, a project that focusses on publishing the writings of women. Her first novel was Casas vacías. Andrés Felipe Solano is a writer, narrative journalist and author, among other books, of the novels Los hermanos Cuervo, Cementerios de neón and Sálvame, Joe Louis; of the book of journalism Salario mínimo: Vivir con nada, as well as Corea, apuntes desde la cuerda floja, a publication that won the 2016 Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana Prize. In 2010, the British magazine Granta chose him as one of the 22 best young fiction writers in Spanish.