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Books by Pilar Quintana

Pilar Quintana is a Colombian author. Her novel, The Bitch, won a PEN Translates award and the prestigious Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana Prize and was selected for several best books of 2017 lists. It was also chosen as one of the most valuable objects to preserve for future generations in a marble time capsule in Bogotá. Abyss, her latest novel, was awarded the Premio Alfaguara de Novela, a prestigious Spanish language award.

Interviews with Pilar Quintana

The Best Colombian Novels, recommended by Pilar Quintana

Colombian novels shot to international prominence after the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which told the story of his small, Colombian hometown by mixing in fantastical elements. The novel spoke to readers around the globe and García Márquez would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here, contemporary Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana introduces us to the works of this ‘genius’ as well as some of the other great novels of Colombian literature.

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