Andrés Felipe Solano
Solano, born in Bogotá, has published the novel Sálvame, Joe Louis (2007) and has worked as features editor for SoHo magazine. In 2007, he lived in Medellín, Colombia, where he rented a room in a notoriously violent neighbourhood and worked in a factory for six months. Based on this experience, he wrote the article ‘Seis meses con el salario mínimo’, finalist for the prize awarded by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, chaired by Gabriel Garcia Márguez. In 2008, the government of South Korea invited him to serve a six-month literary residence in Seoul, where he met his wife. He has served as writer-in-residence at the University of Aclalá de Henares. ‘The Cuervo Brothers’ is part of his novel in progress.