Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. In 1987, his father was murdered by Colombian paramilitaries, an event he reflected on 20 years later in Oblivion: A Memoir (2012), which received the WOLA-Duke Book Award. Abad has worked as […]
Cristina Quintero is a first-generation Colombian-Canadian of both Afro-Colombian and Indigenous-Colombian descent. As a child of immigrants, she understands the importance of stories that go beyond trauma and struggle and instead highlight the everyday joy that is created within immigrant communities. Cristina lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Lady Vanessa is a Caleña, Colombiana. She lives in the Valle del Cauca, Calima region and is a visitor on Turtle Island. Lady Vanessa was born as a poet in Windhoek, Namibia. She is a multidisciplinary artist choosing to learn from as many mediums to her messages of healing across. Her workshops, motivational speeches, and […]
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Juan Gabriel Vásquez‘s previous books include the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award winner and national bestseller The Sound of Things Falling, and Man Booker International Finalist The Shape of the Ruins, as well as the award-winning Reputations, The Informers, The Secret History of Costaguana, and the story collection Lovers on All Saints’ Day. His books have been published in twenty-eight languages […]