Eliécer Cárdenas

Eliécer Cárdenas

Eliécer Cárdenas Espinosa is an Ecuadorian novelist, short story writer, playwright and journalist. He was born in Cañar, Ecuador on December 10, 1950. His novel Polvo y ceniza (1979) is the most sold novel in Ecuador. He is a prolific writer who has written over 20 books, including novels, short story collections, plays, and nonfiction. His play Morir en Vilcabamba (1988) was awarded the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Literature Prize. He has been a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language since 2016.

Eliecer Cardenas interviewed on La Caja de Pandora

The show La Caja de Pandora is part interview and part documentary. Circa 2009-2016.

A documentary about Eliecer Cardenas’s famous novel Polvo y ceniza

Produced by Dirección de Cultura Universidad de Cuenca

An interview with ELIÉCER CÁRDENAS

Year unknown. Circa 2010-2017

Eliécer Cardenas and Iván Eguez interview about Ecuadorian culture and literature

Eliécer Cardenas and Iván Eguez interview at the House of Ecuadorian Culture.

Partial list of works

Novels

  • Juego de Mártires (1976)
  • Polvo y ceniza (1979) House of Ecuadorian Culture Prize for Writers Under 40
  • Del silencio profundo (1980)
  • Siempre se mira el cielo (1985)
  • Las Humanas Certezas (1986)
  • Los diamantes y los hombres de provecho (1989)
  • Diario de un idólatra (1990)
  • Una silla para Dios : (novela) (1997) “El Universo” Newspaper’s Best Novel Prize
  • El oscuro final del Porvenir (2000)
  • Las innumerables tribus de los muertos: novela (2004)
  • El viaje de Padre Trinidad (2005)
  • Raffles manos de seda: (la leyenda de unbandido): novela (2008)
  • El árbol de los quemados: novela (2008)
  • La extraña dama inglesa: novela de misterio (2009)
  • El pinar de Segismundo (2013)
  • El héroe del brazo inerte (2013)
  • El enigma de la foto partida: (novela) (2013)
  • Las antiguas mañanas (2015)
  • Cabalgata Nocturna (2016)
  • Amigos en apuros (2018)

Theater

Chronicle

  • Guerra y paz en Paquisha (1981)

Short-stories

Articles

  • Háblanos, Bolívar (1983)
  • Del silencio profundo (1986)

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