Jorge Franco Ramos

Jorge Franco Ramos

Biography

Jorge Franco Ramos was born in Medellín, Colombia, and studied Film Direction at the London International Film School and Literature at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. ROSARIO TIJERAS, published in 1999, has enjoyed spectacular commercial success in Colombia and marked the breakthrough of one of the most promising writers of new Latin American narrative. It was made into a major feature film, and also into a TV series. PARAÍSO TRAVEL (2002) solidly reaffirmed Jorge Franco’s reputation and was also adapted into a film and recently made into a TV series by Sony Pictures. He made an important comeback with the novel EL MUNDO DE AFUERA, winner the Premio Alfaguara 2014. EL CIELO A TIROS (2018) marks a milestone and perhaps is his most profound, accomplished work to date.  Gabriel García Márquez has said about Jorge Franco: “This is one of the Colombian authors I would like to pass the torch to.”