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Colombian civil war story wins Independent foreign fiction prize

May 15 -- Evelio Rosero's The Armies hailed as 'a beautifully wrought, gently spoken novel of love, war and grief'

Colombian civil war story wins Independent foreign fiction prize

A brutal but beautiful novel about life in Colombia in the midst of the civil war which has ravaged the country for decades has won the Independent foreign fiction prize.

Evelio Rosero, a prize-winning author in his own country but hardly known outside it, this evening became the first Colombian author to win the prize, picking it up for a book which judges praised as "a beautifully wrought, gently spoken novel of love, war and grief". The Armies is set in a village in the remote mountains of Colombia, following the story of a retired schoolteacher whose wife disappears; as more people go missing and war approaches, the other villagers make their escape, but Ismael stays behind, becoming a reluctant witness to the violence that is sweeping his country.
 
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