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Andrés Ospina

Distressed by a financial crisis, Lorenzo Heredia debates in between selling or staying with a seniority, the only family heritage that he has. To try to find a price for it, he must investigate the origin of this relic. Multiple voices emerge from other times to reveal more information than the desired, articulating a story that starts in the Chapinero neighbourhood in 2015 and ends with Anton Hero,  an illustrated shoemaker that sails from Cadiz in 1655.


Chapinero, Laguna Libros, 2015.
Author: Andrés Ospina
ISBN: 978-958-8812-38-0
Size: 20 x 14,5 cm.
Page number: 280
P.F.S: COP $39.000 US $15

La azotea (The rooftop)

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Fernanda Trías

“The world is this house” says Clara while she pretends to protect her beloved ones from the outside world that makes her feel threatened. Clara trenches with her father and Flor, her daughter, in a dark apartment that without remedy collapses upon them. The rooftop becomes her last chink of freedom. A bird in a cage is the only witness of Clara’s fear and resistance against those who try to destroy her.

As a young woman, Fernanda Trías published La azotea, novel that was selected among the best books of the year by the journal El País Cultural (Montevideo), and obtained the third place of edited narrative in the Uruguay National Literature Award (2002). It was first published by Editorial Trilce (Montevideo, 2001) and Puntocero (Caracas, 2010).

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La azotea, Laguna Libros, 2015.
Author: Fernanda Trías
Size: 14, 5 x 20 cm
Collection: Laguna Continental
Page number: 136
I.S.B.N: 978-958-8812-39-7
P.V.P: $32.000 U$ 15

Margarita García Robayo

1960-1990 @en, Authors, cartagena @en, literary estudies, Literature

Margarita García Robayo (1980) is a colombian writer born in Cartagena and expat in Buenos Aires, city were she has worked for different journals and magazines. She is the author of the novels Lo que no aprendí (What I did not learn) finalist of the 1st Colombian Narrative Library Award, Hasta que pase un huracán (Until an earthquake comes) published by Laguna Libros on 2015, and the short story books Hay ciertas cosas que una no puede hacer descalza (There are some things that one cannot do barefoot), Las personas normales son muy raras (Normal people are too weird) and Orquídeas y cosas peores (Orchids and worst things) which won the Casa de las Américas Literature Award. Her work has been published in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Italy, Spain and Colombia, and has been translated to various languages.

Andrés Ospina

1960-1990 @en, Authors, Bogotá @en, journalist, literary estudies, Literature, Uncategorized @en

Andrés Ospina (Bogotá, 1976) is a writer and radio producer. He founded and directed the radio shows La Silla Electrica (The Electric Chair), El Síndrome del Domingo (The Sunday Syndrome) and Rockuerdos (Rock-memories). He was a screenwriter for Culturama (Señal colombia), a cultural television show. He has promoted different initiatives regarding his city’s history and patrimony, such as the blog El Blogotazo, in the digital version of El Tiempo journal, and the Vintage Museum website. He has written, among other books, “Bogotá Retroactiva” and “Bogotálogo: usos, desusos y abusos del español hablado en Bogotá” (Bogotalogue: uses, mis-uses and abuses of the spanish spoken in Bogotá). His texts have been published in El Tiempo, and magazines such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Semana, Publimetro, Cartel Urbano, Cambio, SoHo and Caras. “Ximénez” (Laguna Libros, 2013) and “Chapinero” (Laguna Libros, 2015) are his two published novels until the day.

José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo

1900-1929 @en, Bogotá @en, journalist, Literature

The journalistic and literary works of José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo (Bogotá, 1900–1964) are a social radiography of life in Colombia during the 20th century. He ran the newspapers Jornada (Working Day), from Bogotá, and El Caribe (The Caribbean), from Santo Domingo. He published several articles in papers and more than 20 books, including: The tenement house (1930), Men without a present (1938), Doodle (1939), The day of hate (1952) and The path in the shades (1964). He also wrote one of the first science fiction works in Colombia: Barranquilla 2132 (1932).

Francisco Montaña

1960-1990 @en, Authors, Cinema, Literature, professor

Francisco Montaña Ibáñez (Bogotá, 1966) se ha desempeñado como docente, libretista y traductor del ruso. Es autor de una decena de libros —algunos merecedores de reconocimientos internacionales—, casi todos seguidos por un público infantil o juvenil. Entre ellos se destacan: Bajo el cerezo (Alfaguara, 2001), No comas renacuajos (Babel, 2009); El amor por las tinieblas (Alfaguara, 2010) y La muda (Random House Mondadori, 2010).
En La ficción del monje propone una narración más cruda e intrincada que la explorada en otros proyectos.
En la actualidad es profesor e investigador de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, donde explora el tema del conflicto y la memoria en el país a través de la literatura y el cine.