Carlos Alfonso Villasís Endara (Bahía de Caráquez, November 17, 1930 – Quito, January 27, 2023) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, playwright, and renowned art critic. He was the founder of the literary group “Galaxia,” member of the “Caminos” group, vice president of the Cotopaxi chapter of the House of Ecuadorian Culture, member of the Legal-Literary Society, and an honorary member of the Association of Plastic Artists of Ecuador. He was known by his family and friends as Carlucho Villasís.
- Organized the “First Biennial of Quito – South American Painting”, in 1968.
- Delegate to the “Cultural Olympics of Mexico” in 1969.
- Director of the Museum of Modern Hispano-American Art of the House of Ecuadorian Culture, Quito, 1969.
- He was appointed before UNESCO, Commissioner for Ecuador for the “Protection of Cultural Assets in case of War” in Paris, France 1971.
- He was an official of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, Quito.
Award and recognitions
- 1967: Award. “Homenaje Universidades de Guayaquil y Cuenca” National Poetry Contest in Guayaquil.
- 1968: Third Prize. “Carabela de Plata” Hispano-American Poetry Contest in Barcelona (1968).
- 1970. Third Prize. First Novel Biennial National Prize organized by the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Quito.
- 1973. Award. “Hispanic-American Narratives of Oral Tradition” Contest for his story Cuyana in Barcelona.
- 1976. Second Prize National Theater Award organized by the House of Ecuadorian Culture.
- Cuna de Héroes (1963, relato histórico)
- Correspondencia Extraviada (1964, poesía)
- Semblanza del General Alberto Enríquez Gallo(1965, biografía)
- Odisea XX (1965, poesía)
- Territorio de espigas (1966, poesía)
- Cuentos (1967, dos cuentos)
- El Pozo (1968, relatos)
- Teatro (1970, custro piezas de teatro)
- Manuel Pérez, Comisario de Condora (1970, novela)
- Las Manos Anónimas (1971, poesía)
- La Rebelión de los Gritos (1971, poesía)
- Los Caminos Oscuros de la Gloria y Otras Piezas de Teatro (1978, teatro)
- Las Cometas se Enredan en el Verano (1980, cuentos)
- El País de los Sueños Perdidos (1984)
- Quito, Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad (1988)
- Navarro, el Arte de la Investigación(semblanza biográfico – crítica), (1988)
- Las Raíces del Sol (1995, poema cíclico)
- El Juego de las Equivocaciones (2010)