Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer. Her first fiction novel, Isle of Passion, is based on historical facts from Clipperton Island.She is an award winning author. In 1997, she won the "Premio Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz" prize at the Guadalajara Book Fair for her novel The Angel of Galilea. In 2002 she won the "Premio Arzobispo San Clemente" Award for her novel Leopard in the Sun. In 2004 she won the "VII Premio Alfaguara de Novella" Prize for Delirium. She also won the "Grinzane Cavour" Prize in Italy for best foreign fiction in 2006. In 2007 it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Her novel Dulce Compañía won the "Prix France Culture" in France.