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Andrés Felipe Solano, born in Bogotá (1977), has published the novel Sálvame, Joe Louis, and has worked as features editor for SoHo Magazine. In 2007, he lived in Medellin, Colombia, where he rented a room in a notoriously violent neighborhood and worked in a factory for six months. Based on this experience, he wrote Seis meses con el salario mínimo, finalist for the prize awarded by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberomaricano, chaired by Gabriel García Márquez. In 2008, the goverment of South Korea invited him to serve a six-month literary residence in Seoul. This year Granta included him in their list of The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists. He is working on his second novel, The Cuervo Brothers.