Cecilia Velasco

Cecilia Velasco

Cecilia Velasco (Quito, May 1965) is an Ecuadorian author of children’s literature and was editor of the Central Bank’s magazine Difusión Cultural. She worked as a columnist for the Quito newspaper Hoy for nearly two decades. She teaches language and literature to children and adolescents. She was awarded the Norma-Fundalectura’s Latin American Prize for Children’s and Youth Literature in 2010. She currently lives in Guayaquil where she works as a teacher at The University of the Arts (UArtes).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, 1986-1991.
  • Master’s Degree in Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador.

Selected Works

Children’s books

  • Rosa Rosita
  • Selva de pájaros

Youth novels

  • Tony (2010)
  • Domadora de leones (2014)
  • El día de la Gratitud (2017)
  • Hostal mariposas

Social Media

Linkedin: https://ec.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-velasco-6137a864

Other names: María Cecilia Velasco

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