Colombian journalist and writer, born in 1945. Samper studied law in the Pontifical Xavierian University (Bogotá) and obtained a Master's Degree in Journalism at Kansas University, United States. He was also awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University (1979-1980), the first Latin American to get it.
Since 1986 he lives half-time in Madrid (Spain). He has been editor, columnist and editor of the newspaper El Tiempo de Bogota since 1964; Editor of Cambio16 magazine (Spain) and collaborator of numerous newspapers and magazines in Spain and Latin America. Lecturer and university professor, is member of the Colombian Academy of the Spanish Language. He is the author of more than forty books, including humor articles, essays, journalismn anthologies, short stories and novels. He has also written scripts for well-known tv comedies and serials.