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Hector Abad

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Héctor Abad


Héctor Abad Faciolince was born in Medellín in 1958, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. He is one of Colombia’s most beloved authors, and a translator. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy. Abad now lives again in Colombia. “Oblivion” sold over 250,000 copies in Spanish.