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Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Contributor

Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Felipe Restrepo Pombo is a Colombian journalist, editor, and author. In 2017 he was included in the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under forty, organized by the Hay Festival every decade. He started his career as a journalist at the news magazine Cambio, under the direction of Gabriel García Márquez. He is the author of the novel The Art of Vanishing; two collections of journalistic profiles; and a biography of the painter Francis Bacon. His work has been published in several countries and translated into English, French, and German. In 2013 he was a guest editor for the prestigious Paris Match magazine and he has been the magazine’s correspondent ever since. He is the editor behind the books The Sorrows of Mexico and Crónica: The Best Narrative Journalism in Latin America. He was the Latin American editor of Esquire, the cultural editor at the news weekly Semana, the director of Arcadia, and a columnist at El País. He teaches narrative journalism at several universities throughout the continent and he is currently the editor-in- chief of the acclaimed Gatopardo magazine in Mexico City.

Articles by Felipe Restrepo Pombo

The Discreet Strength of Mercedes Barcha
By Felipe Restrepo Pombo
Mercedes Barcha is best known for her marriage of nearly sixty years to Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Today, on what would have been her eighty-eighth birthday,…
Translated by Ezra E. Fitz
A Thundering Silence
By Felipe Restrepo Pombo
She stared at me in horror before hurrying off as fast as she could.
Translated from Spanish by Ezra E. Fitz
History of a Conversion: A Political Profile of Mario Vargas Llosa, Part Two
By Felipe Restrepo Pombo
I truly believe that Latin America is much better today than it was during my youth.
Translated by Ezra E. Fitz
History of a Conversion: A Political Profile of Mario Vargas Llosa, Part One
By Felipe Restrepo Pombo
There is a kind of insecurity that makes people want to return to a tribal idea: the illusion of a closed community that has never existed.
Translated by Ezra E. Fitz
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