Alejandro Moreano

Alejandro Moreano

Alejandro Moreano is an Ecuadorian writer, essayist, university professor, novelist, literary critic, and political scientist. He was born in Quito in 1945. On four occasions he was the director of the school of sociology at the Central University of Ecuador, and has been a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and is currently a visiting professor at the Simon Bolivar Andean University (Ecuador). His latest novel El crímen del tarot (2020), which Moreano has described as “a novel within a novel,” has to do with politics, theater, love and eroticism.

Awards and acknowledgements

  • In 1990 he won the Unique Prize of the First Biennial of Novel in Ecuador with his novel El devastado jardín del paraíso (The Devastated Garden of Paradise).
  • His book El Apocalipsis Perpetuo (The Perpetual Apocalypse) was among the five finalists of the XXX Anagrama Essay Award.
  • In 2002 he received the Isabel Tobar Guarderas Award from the Municipality of Quito.
  • In 2004 he obtained the Pío Jaramillo Alvarado National Prize for Social Sciences, awarded by the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in recognition of his outstanding contributions and career.
  • In 2007 the Institute of Higher National Studies (IAEN) awarded him the Agustín Cueva Award for Critical Thinking.

ALEJANDRO MOREANO: Political trend of the current situation

Circa 2015

The Perpetual Apocalypse – Alejandro Moreano’s Conference

Circa 2017

Works

Novels

El devastado jardín del paraíso, 1990​.
El Crímen del Tarot, 2020.

Nonfiction

  • Ecuador: pasado y presente -coauthor- 1975.
  • El nuevo régimen político, 1981​.
  • La literatura ecuatoriana en los últimos 30 años, 1983​.
  • Gobierno y Política en el Ecuador Contemporáneo, 1990​.
  • Universidad, Estado y sociedad, 1994.
  • Identidad y cambios culturales en la globalización, 1995.
  • La guerra que espera su turno, en el libro “América latina en la guerra global”, 2004
  • El apocalipsis perpetuo, 2002.
  • América Latina y la descolonización del siglo XX!, en De colonias a Estados Nacionales, Antología editada por Enrique Ayala Mora y otros autores, 2019​.
  • Neoliberalismo, cultura y sociedad (2011). Chapter in the book Nuestra América y el pensamiento crítico. Fragmentos del pensamiento crítico de Latinoamérica y el caribe.

In 2014, Alicia Ortega Caicedo published “Pensamiento crítico-literario de Alejandro Moreano: la literatura como matriz de cultura,” which gathered Alejandro Moreano’s most representative essays.

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