Huilo Ruales

Huilo Ruales Hualca

Huilo Ruales Hualca is an Ecuadorian novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer. He was born on March 25, 1947 in Ibarra, Ecuador. He is considered one of Ecuador’s most important contemporary writers. Some of his works have been translated into French and German. His books have been awarded the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize (1989) and the Aurelio Espinosa Polit Prize for Literature (1994). He currently lives in Paris, France.

Huilo Ruales on La Caja de La Pandora, a program that is part interview, part documentary

Huilo Ruales on a TV program called La Caja de la Pandora. Circa 2014-2015.

Interview with Huilo Ruales about his writing

Episode 13 of a show called DeContrabando features Huilo Ruales, circa 2016.

Tens years worth of writing lost on a bus in Quito

On December 6, 2014 Huilo Ruales lost a disk drive with 10 years worth of writing on a bus in Quito. Despite a social media plea for help in finding the hard drive, it was lost forever. Ruales has since been working on rewriting two of his lost novels.

List of works

Novels

  • Maldeojo (Madrid, 1998)
  • Qué risa, todos lloraban (2009)
  • Edén y Eva (2012)

Short stories

  • Y todo este rollo también a mí me jode (Quito, 1985)
  • Nuaycielo comuel dekito (Quito, 1985)
  • Loca para loca la loca -Premio Nacional “Joaquín Gallegos Lara” (Quito, 1989)
  • Fetiche fantoche -Premio Nacional “Aurelio Espinosa Pólit (Quito, 1994)
  • Historias de la ciudad perdida -antología- (Quito, 1997)

Poetry

  • El ángel de la gasolina (Quito, 1999)
  • Pabellón B (2006)
  • Grupa de cebra sin rayas (2012)

Plays

  • Añicos (Quito, 1991)

His works have been published in the following collections

  • Quito: del arrabal a la paradoja (Quito, 1985);
  • Así en la tierra como en los sueños (Quito, 1991)
  • Cuento contigo (Guayaquil, 1993)
  • En busca del cuento perdido (Quito, 1996); Veintiún cuentistas ecuatorianos (Quito, 1996)
  • Antología básica del cuento ecuatoriano (Quito, 1998)
  • Cuento ecuatoriano de finales del siglo XX (Quito, 1999)
  • Cuento ecuatoriano contemporáneo (México, 2001)

Other

  • El alero de las palomas sucias: crónicas de mi guerra crónica (crónica), 2 tomos (2013)

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