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antonio garcia


Cali, Colombia, 1972

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Antonio García earned a degree in Literature and another in Communications, both in the Javeriana University in Bogota. In 2001 he published his first novel, Su casa es mi casa (Planeta; La otra orilla, 2008). In 2004, the Rolex company selected him for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which allowed him to study for a year with mentor Mario Vargas Llosa. In 2006 he published his second novel, Recursos Humanos (Lengua de Trapo). In 2007 he was chosen as one of the 39 writers under 39 who best represent Latin America in the Bogotá World Capital of the Book. He has published a book of short stories Animales domésticos (Norma, 2010). He also has participated in several anthologies and written for newspapers and magazines. Currently, he is a university professor and a columnist for the publication SoHo.

His last novel is Declive (Penguin Random House, September 2016).

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