It is with great joy and pride that we announce that the wonderfully talented Felipe Restrepo Pombo has just joined the agency. We have long admired Felipe's work as a journalist and we look forward to working with him on his career as a book author. Welcome Felipe!
Felipe Restrepo Pombo (Bogotá, 1978) is a Colombian journalist, editor and author. He studied Literature and started his career as a journalist at the news magazine Cambio, under the direction of Gabriel García Márquez. He is the author of a biography of Francis Bacon (Francis Bacon: Retrato de una pesadilla, Panamericana, 2008) and two collections of journalistic profiles: 16 retratos excéntricos (Planeta, 2014) and Nunca es fácil ser una celebridad (Planeta 2013), published in Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Uruguay. In 2013 he was a guest editor for the prestigious Paris Match magazine in Paris and he has been the magazine's correspondent ever since. He is the editor behind the books: 50 hotels con encanto en México (Editorial Mapas, 2009), Mundo Maya (Editorial Mapas, 2011), and 15 años de Gatopardo: historias y personajes (Travesías Media, 2015). He was a fellow at the Fundación Prensa y Democracia at Iberoamerican University and he attended workshops at the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo with Tomás Eloy Martínez, Carlos Monsiváis and Martín Caparrós. He was the Latin American editor of Esquire, the cultural editor at the news weekly Semana, the director of Arcadia, a columnist at El Espectador and Gente magazine, and he has contributed to several Latin American publications such as GQ, Travesías, El Universal, SoHo, Qué Pasa, La Nación and La Tercera, among others. He teaches narrative journalism at several universities throughout the continent and he is currently the editor-in-chief of the acclaimed Gatopardo magazine in Mexico City.
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