|About the Book|
Germán Espinosa Villareal was a Colombian novelist, poet and author born and based in Cartagena, Colombia. He wrote over forty works over the course of his career. He often used his native Cartagena for the backdrop or inspiration for his writings. His historical fiction writings featured such diverse topics as witches, pirates and the Spanish Inquisition.Espinosa was best known for his 1982 novel La Tejedora de Coronas (The Weaver of Crowns) which focuses on the main character, Genoveva Alcocer, and is set in 17th century Cartagena.Some of his novels are La Balada del Pajarillo (the Ballad of the little bird), Cuando Besan las Sombras (When shadows kiss), El Signo del Pez (The Sign of the Fish) and Aitana, dedicated to his deceased wife, Josefina. He also wrote several books of short stories.Germán Espinosa died of cancer on October 17, 2007, in Cartagena at the age of 69.