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Eduardo Caballero Calderon


Eduardo Caballero Calderon was a Colombian journalist and writer. As journalist, he worked to the main Colombian newspapers, such as El Tiempo and El Espectador. Also he was a diplomat from Colombia in Peru, Argentina, Spain and France. Caballero was elected as congressman two times for the department of Boyaca and was major of Tipacoque.

Calderon began writing in the 1940s and rose to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s. His most known books are El Cristo de espaldas (Backwards Christ) (1952), Siervo sin tierra (Landless servant) (1954), La penultima hora (The hour before the last) (1955), and Manuel Pacho (1962), which are mainly depictions of events related with the bipartisan violence in Colombia (La Violencia). Other works are Cain (1969), El buen salvaje (The good savage) (1963), book that won the Nadal Prize in 1965 and Historia de dos Hermanos (Two brothers' history) (1977) among others.

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