Her best-known book is Señora de la miel (Senora Honeycomb or Mrs Honeycomb; translated into English in 1996). Her first novel was El hostigante verano de los dioses (The Tormenting Summer of the Gods; 1963).
She generally avoids overt political messages, although she has dealt with the civil unrest of la Violencia, preferring to focus on broken homes and families which act as metaphors for a country suffering great upheaval. Her works have been associated with the Nadaísmo movement in Colombia.
In 1964 she won the Cali Theater Festival Prize for her play El hombre de paja (Scarecrow).
- Balderston, Daniel; Mike Gonzalez (2004). Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003. Routledge. p. 93.
- "Senora Honeycomb (Review)". Publishers Weekly. 1996-01-29. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- Smith, Verity (1997). Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature. Taylor & Francis. pp. 152–153.
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