Cecilia Ansaldo

Cecilia Ansaldo

Cecilia Ansaldo Briones (Guayaquil, 1949) is an Ecuadorian professor, essayist, and literary critic. She is currently a professor at both Casa Grande University and the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil in Ecuador. In 2015, she became a member of the Ecuadorian Language Academy, a correspondent organization of the Royal Spanish Academy. She is a member of the Mujeres del Ático group and a founding member of the Open Book Station Cultural Center. She writes an opinion column for the newspaper El Universo. She has chaired the Guayaquil International Book Fair’s content committee since 2015.

Awards and recognitions

  • Medal of Merit from the Mayor of Guayaquil, 2008
  • Medal of Merit from the Philanthropic Society of Guayas, 2012
  • Career Tribute from the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, 2018


Press Conference: Details of the Book Fair 2016


Cecilia Ansaldo interview

Uploaded to Youtube 2013



  • “El cuento ecuatoriano de los últimos 30 años” in La literatura ecuatoriana en los últimos 30 años 1950–1980 (1983), El Conejo: Quito
  • “Dos décadas de cuento ecuatoriano 1970–1990” in La literatura ecuatoriana de las dos últimas décadas 1970–1990 (1993), University of Cuenca
  • “Una mirada ‘otra’ a ciertos personajes femeninos de la narrativa ecuatoriana” in Memorias del V encuentro de literatura ecuatoriana (1995), University of Cuenca


  • Cuento contigo: antología del cuento ecuatoriano (1993), Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
  • Las mujeres del ático tienen la palabra (1994)
  • Cuentos de Guayaquil: antología (2011), Municipality of Guayaquil, ISBN 9789942036650
  • Antología del cuento ecuatoriano (2012), with Elisa Ayala González, Municipality of Guayaquil, ISBN 9789942036650

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