Carlos Arcos Cabrera

Carlos Arcos Cabrera (Quito, 1951) is an Ecuadorian sociologist and writer. He launched his writing career with the novel Un asunto de familia (1997). His following novels Vientos de agosto (2003) and El invitado (2007), won the Joaquin Gallegos Lara Prize in their respective years of publication. He has also written novels for young people, such as Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga (2013), in which appears the character Andrés Chiliquinga (who was the protagonist of Jorge Icaza‘s 1934 novel Huasipungo).

Carlos Arcos Cabrera discusses his book Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga

The author Carlos Arcos Cabrera speaks about his book Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga. The Ecuadorian Abdón Ubidia also speaks in this video about Arcos’ book.



  • Un asunto de familia (1997)
  • Vientos de agosto (2003)
  • El invitado (2007)
  • Saber lo que es olvido (2016)

Juvenile Literature

  • Memorias de Andrés Chiliquinga (2013)
  • Para guardarlo en secreto (2015)
  • El hombre-pez y las tablillas de la memoria (2016)

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