Ricardo Silva Romero is one of Colombia’s most beloved writers. He is a prolific novelist, columnist, journalist, screenwriter, and film critic. In 2007 he was selected as one of the Bogotá39, a list of the best young writers in Latin America. Río Muerto is a fearless novel exploring the role of violence in Colombian society from an entirely new perspective. It is Silva Romero’s first book to be published in English.
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