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Laura Restrepo

Citation: Averis, Kate (2013) Laura Restrepo. In: The Contemporary Spanish American Novel: Bolano and After. Bloomsbury Academic . Bloomsbury, New York, pp. 252-257. ISBN 9781441142450

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Long revered by a loyal readership, Laura Restrepo has only begun to receive scholarly attention. She has now has achieved the rare feat of reaching vast audiences both local and international, and both academic and general. Of major national and international standing, Restrepo is celebrated for the oblique focus she brings to recent and contemporary Colombian history, as well as for engaging with the wider panorama of Spanish American political history. Translated into over twenty languages, and recognized by major international prizes and awards, Restrepo is not only a key figure of contemporary Colombian literature, but of Spanish American as well as world literature today.

Additional Information: Chapter in The Contemporary Spanish American Novel: Bolano and After, ed. by Will H. Corral, Nicholas Birns, and Juan E. De Castro (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013), pp. 252-57
Creators: Averis, Kate ( and
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Subjects: Culture, Language & Literature
Divisions: Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing
  • 26 September 2013 (published)
  • 22 January 2013 (accepted)


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