Édison Gabriel Paucar

Édison Gabriel Paucar

Edison Gabriel Paucar Tufiño is an Ecuadorian novelist, short story writer and journalist. He was born in Quito on July 29, 1988. In 2012 his book of short stories Malas compañías y otros caballos de Troya won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize. Paucar’s first novel Mientras llega la lluvia (2017) was a finalist of the North Texas Book Festival Award and received honorable mention at the Darío Guevara Mayorga Prize. Since 2019 he has worked as a journalist at La Hora newspaper.

Edison Paucar has written a demanding and dramatic first novel [Mientras llega la lluvia] about youth, friendship, betrayal and violence, in a school institution that becomes one more character in the story, a microworld where the best and worst of the human being converge.

Jorge Carrión, Spanish literary critic

Edison Paucar reads a fragment from his novel

Awards

  • Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize, Ecuador, 2012. (For his book of short stories Malas compañías y otros caballos de Troya)
  • Finalist of the North Texas Book Festival Prize, United States, 2018. (For his novel Mientras llega la lluvia)
  • Honorable Mention at the Dario Guevara Mayorga Prize, Ecuador 2018. (For his novel Mientras llega la lluvia)
  • Finalist for the Jorge Mantilla Journalism Award, Ecuador, 2019. (For his article Los venezolanos tienen una madre en el Juncal)

Works

  • Malas compañías y otros caballos de Troya (2012)
  • Mientras llega la lluvia (2017)

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