"Infinite Country knocked me out with its elegant and lucid deconstruction of yearning, family, belonging, and sacrifice. This is a book that speaks into the present moment with an oracle's
devastating coolness and clarity."

—Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies


About Patricia

Patricia Engel is the award-winning author of The Veins of the Ocean,
Vida, and It's Not Love, It's Just Paris. Her new novel, Infinite Country, will be published in February 2021.

“[Engel is] a unique and necessary voice for the Americas..."

—San Francisco Chronicle


“To immerse oneself in Engel’s prose is to surrender to a seductive embrace, a hypnotic beauty that mingles submersion with
submission... "

—The New York Times


“It’s hard to conceive of a reader who wouldn’t find pleasure in Engel’s humour and intelligence.”

—The Economist


“Patricia Engel is a stunning writer with astonishing talents."

—Lisa Ko

“Patricia Engel is a gorgeous writer and I love the confidence of her prose."

—Roxane Gay 

“Engel has uncanny insight into the human condition."

—The New York Times




Las venas del océano, su más recién novela, fue publicada en 2018 y Vida fue ganadora del Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana 2017.

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Patricia has been awarded a 2019  Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction