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Jorge Garcia Usta

Jorge Garcia Usta was a Colombian novelist, poet, essayist and journalist.

Garcia was born in the San Jeronimo hospital of Monteria as grandson of Sirio-Libanese immigrants Jorge Garcia Usta, and was son of the physician Jose Antonio Garcia Schotborgh and his wife Nevija Usta Zaruf, who lived in Cienaga de Oro. When he was three years old, his father died in Puebla, Mexico, his mother died in 1988. In 1979 he matriculated at Universidad de Cartagena, where he lectured later, to study law, but soon changed to Saint Thomas Aquinas University, where he did his studies of philosophy and literature. In 1989 he married Rocio Garcia.Juan Santana Vega: Una cronologia de Jorge Garcia Usta, (Spanish).

Garcia worked for several Colombian journals and was president of the Circle of Journalists in Cartagena ( and of the Cultural Foundation Hector Rojas Herazo. In 1984 he was awarded with the national Leon de Greiff poetry award.Jorge Alberto Moreno Gomez: Jorge Garcia Usta 1960-2005 (Spanish), FPFC. Due to a cerebral disease he died in the hospital of Bocagrande.Juan Carlos Diaz M.: Homenje a Jorge Garcia Usta (Spanish), 2007.

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