The son of Colombian parents, George Mario Angel Quintero was born in 1964 in San Francisco, California. He studied literature at the University of California, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. As George Angel, he has published poetry, fiction, and essays in English. A book of short fiction, The Fifth Season, won the 1995 Fiction Collective 2 Nilon Award. A new and selected poems, On the Voice, was published in 2016. Since 1995, he has lived in Medellin, Colombia, authoring six books of poetry, and three books of theatre plays all in Spanish under the name Mario Angel Quintero. He continues to write and publish in both English and Spanish. He is a visual artist and the director and playwright of the theatre company Parpado Teatro, as well as a founding member of several musical groups.
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