Fanny Buitrago

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Fanny Buitrago is a Colombian fiction writer and playwright best known for her novel Señora de la miel. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1943.[1]


Her best-known book is Señora de la miel (Senora Honeycomb or Mrs Honeycomb; translated into English in 1996).[2] 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.[3] 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).[3]


  1. ^ Balderston, Daniel; Mike Gonzalez (2004). Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003. Routledge. p. 93. 
  2. ^ "Senora Honeycomb (Review)". Publishers Weekly. 1996-01-29. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Smith, Verity (1997). Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature. Taylor & Francis. pp. 152–153.