"One of our most essential writers . . . Engel's gift for dialogue and her lyrical powers of description make these stories crackle, but its her bittersweet insight into the cost of leaving—and staying—home that will lodge The Faraway World in your heart."




About Patricia

Patricia Engel is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Infinite Country, The Veins of the Ocean, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, and Vida. Her newest book, The Faraway World, was published in January 2023.

“[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

"[Engel is] a gifted storyteller whose writing shines even in the darkest corners..."

—Washington Post

“[An] arresting and vibrant new voice...Unforgettable.”

—Vanity Fair

“Engel has uncanny insight into the human condition."

—The New York Times


Las venas del océano fue publicada por Alfaguara en 2018 y Vida fue ganadora del Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana 2017. Patricia fue la primera mujer y Vida el primer libro traducido en recibir este premio.

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