. His collections of short stories, Trece Circos Comunes (‘Thirteen Common Circuses’), De Ciertos Animales Tristes (‘Of Certain Sad Animals’), and Las Mejores Familias (‘The Best Families’) are ranked among the most innovative pieces of Colombian literature in recent decades. In Zanahorias Voladoras (‘Flying Carrots’) he breaks from folkloric tradition and offers an honest account of his country’s political scene. He is also the co-author of a non-fiction book titled Contar Cuentos a los Niños (‘Telling Stories to the Children’), and writes for magazines such as Escala, Soho, and Gatopardo. He participates courtesy of the US Department of State.
Latin America and the Caribbean
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.