Ernesto Carrión

Ernesto Carrión

Ernesto Javier Carrión Castro is an Ecuadorian poet and novelist. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1977. In 2017, Carrión’s novel Incendiamos las yeguas en la madrugada received Latin America’s most prestigious award, the Casa de las Américas Prize (Havana, Cuba). That same year his novel El día que me faltes received the LIPP Prize for best novel.

Ernesto Carrión winner of the 2019 Miguel Donoso Prize

Circa 2019

Ernesto Carrión wins the 2017 LIPP Prize

Circa 2017

Ernesto Carrión interview and documentary

Circa 2015

Personal

Ernesto Carrión was married to politician María Alejandra Vicuña, from 2001 to 2002, who eventually became the Constitutional Vice President of Ecuador, and with whom he has a daughter. He is currently married to the designer, cultural manager and editor Isabel Mármol Ampuero, with whom he has a child.

Prizes and Acknowledgements

  • Miguel Donoso Pareja Prize (2019) “El vuelo de la tortuga
  • Lipp Novel Prize (2017) “El día en que me faltes
  • Casa de las Américas Novel Award (2017) “Incendiamos las yeguas en la madrugada
  • First place in the Miguel Riofrío National Literature Contest (2016) “Cursos de francés
  • Unique National Biennial Prize for Poetry Literature Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil(2015) “Como un caracol nocturno en un rectángulo de hielo
  • Premio Pichincha de Poesía (2015) “Manual de ruido
  • Honorable Mention at the La Linares Prize (2015)
  • Honorable Mention at the Miguel Donoso Pareja Prize (2015)
  • Jorge Carrera Andrade National Poetry Prize (2013) “Viaje de Gorilas
  • Second Prize Hispano-American Poetry Contest Lira Festival (2011)
  • Fellow of the Program of Artistic Residencies for Creators from Ibero-America and Haiti in Mexico (2009)
  • Jorge Carrera Andrade National Poetry Prize (2008) “La muerte de Caín
  • City of Medellín Latin American Poetry Award from the Medellín International Poetry Festival (2007) “Demonia Factory
  • César Dávila Andrade National Poetry Contest (2002) “Carni vale

Works

Novels

  • Cementerio en la luna (2015)
  • Un hombre futuro (2016)
  • Tríptico de una ciudad (2016)
  • Ciudad Pretexto (2016)
  • Cursos de francés (2017)
  • Incendiamos las yeguas en la madrugada (2017)
  • El día en que me faltes (2018)
  • El vuelo de la tortuga (2020)
  • La carnada (2020)

Poetry

Collection of poetry

  • La muerte de Caín, CCE, Quito, 2007.
  • Los duelos de una cabeza sin mundo [en el nombre del padre], Tribal (Lima) en coed. Fondo de Animal Editores (Guayaquil), 2012.
  • 18 Scorpii: abiogénesis, Último round, CCE, Cuenca, 2018.

Poems

  • El libro de la desobediencia (2002)
  • Carni vale (2003)
  • Labor del Extraviado (2005)
  • Demonia Factory (2007)
  • Monsieur Monstruo (2009)
  • Los Diarios Sumergidos de Calibán (2011, 2012)
  • Fundación de la niebla (2010)
  • Viaje de Gorilas (2012)
  • Novela de dios (2013)
  • Verbo (bordado original) (2013)
  • Manual de ruido (2015)
  • Como un caracol nocturno en un rectángulo de hielo (2016)
  • Revoluciones cubanas en Marte (2017)

Co-authored books

  • Kozer + Carriøn, Fondo de Animal Editores, Guayaquil, 2013.
  • Este pan masticar con letras escritas (José Carlos Yrigoyen, Maurizio Medo and Ernesto Carrión), Fra editorial, Praga, translator Petr Zadavil, 2015.
  • Atlántida, Héctor Hernández Montecinos, Ernesto Carrión, Yaxkin Melchy and José Manuel Barrios, Rastro de la Iguana, Ecuador, 2015.
  • La célula invisible, with Paúl Puma, Cascahuesos Editores, Arequipa-Perú, 2018.

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