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Fernando Vallejo Rendón (born 1942 in Medellín, Colombia) is a biologist, filmmaker and writer, born in Colombia. He obtained Mexican nationality in 2007.

Vallejo was born and raised in Medellín, though he left his hometown early in life. He started studies in Philosophy at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, but after one year he abandoned the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Soon after he began new studies on biology at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, which he finished. Then he spent one year in Italy at the film academy Cinecittá, where he obtained basic notions on cinema.

Vallejo then returned to Colombia with the project of filmmaking. Yet after difficulties with the Colombian Government in producing and, after he produced it, in presenting his first film (it was censored), he decided to leave his country.

In Mexico he produced and distributed three films about the violence in Colombia. He also wrote an award-winning children's theater script, "El reino misterioso o Tomás y las abejas." He has been living in Mexico since 1971, where he not only produced his cinematographic pieces, but also the whole of his literary work. Despite time spent in other locales, mainly Europe and the United States, most of his novels take place in Colombia. Some of his themes are grammar, biology, philosophy, physics, violence, pederasty, adolescence, drug, death and politics, mostly related to places such as Antioquia and Medellín; yet his main theme is his life. His books are written in first person, in an autobiographical style.

Vallejo is also a great lover of dogs and other animals. He has made public his desire that upon his death his wealth and royalties be used to rescue stray dogs from the streets of Colombia.

His best-known novel, La virgen de los sicarios, has been translated into English as Our Lady of the Assassins. It deals with his fictionalized return to Medellín, and his relationships with two teenagers caught in the local cycle of violence. The autobiographical/fiction La virgen de los sicarios was made into a full feature film in 2000 and released in the United States as Our Lady of the Assassins.

In 2003, Colombian filmmaker Luis Ospina made a feature-length documentary about him: "La desazón suprema: retrato incesante de Fernando Vallejo ("The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo").

In April 2007, Vallejo obtained Mexican citizenship and published a letter in which he publicly renounced his Colombian nationality. The letter presents the reasons for his decision by mentioning several incidents during his career, among them the recent reelection of President Uribe, that eventually led him to this decision. [1]

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Total Books: 52
Llegaron
2016 - Llegaron [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786073136204
ISBN-10: 607313620X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La Virgen de los Sicarios
2015 - La VIrgen De Los Sicarios [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9786071107909
ISBN-10: 6071107903
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Casablanca la bella
2014 - Casablanca La Bella [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071128171
ISBN-10: 607112817X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Peroratas
2013 - Peroratas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071126818
ISBN-10: 6071126819
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El cuervo blanco
2012 - El Cuervo Blanco [The White Crow - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071119513
ISBN-10: 6071119510
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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La puta de Babilonia
2009 - La Puta De Babilonia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786070701894
ISBN-10: 6070701895
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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El desbarrancadero
2008 - El Desbarrancadero [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789587046250
ISBN-10: 9587046250
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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DESPENHADEIRO
2008 - Despenhadeiro (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788560281480
ISBN-10: 8560281487
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La Puta De Babilonia/ the Bitch of Babylonia
2007 - La Puta De Babilonia/ the Bitch of Babylonia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789703703265
ISBN-10: 9703703267
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Anos de indulgencia
2007 - Anos De Indulgencia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789707708457
ISBN-10: 970770845X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Entre Fantasmas / Between Ghosts
2005 - Entre Fantasmas / Between Ghosts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789587042726
ISBN-10: 9587042727
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Los Caminos a Roma
2005 - Los Caminos a Roma (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789870400875
ISBN-10: 9870400876
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Fuego Secreto
2005 - El Fuego Secreto (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789870400776
ISBN-10: 9870400779
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Der Abgrund
2004 - Der Abgrund (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518416556
ISBN-10: 3518416553
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Mi hermano el alcalde
2004 - Mi Hermano El Alcalde (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789587041491
ISBN-10: 9587041496
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mi Hermano El Alcalde/my Brother the Mayor
2004 - Mi Hermano El Alcalde/my Brother the Mayor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9789681914752
ISBN-10: 9681914759
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Los das azules
2004 - Los Das Azules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789587040784
ISBN-10: 9587040783
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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El mensajero
2003 - El Mensajero (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789587040609
ISBN-10: 9587040600
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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El ro del tiempo
2003 - El Ro Del Tiempo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789587040067
ISBN-10: 9587040066
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Et nous irons tous en enfer
2003 - Et Nous Irons Tous En Enfer [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782268044446
ISBN-10: 2268044440
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La Rambla paralela
2002 - La Rambla Paralela (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789587040401
ISBN-10: 9587040406
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1999 - La VIrgen De Los Sicarios Our Lady of the Assassins [Spanish edition - Alfaguara Hispanica] (Paperback)Paperback
1995 - La VIrgen De Los Sicarios / Our Lady of the Assassins [Spanish edition - Vintage Espanol] (Paperback)Paperback
Chapolas Negras [Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Dias Azules [Autores colombianos] (Other)Paperback
La Rambla Paralelau [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)